IBM WebSphere Portal up to memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in IBM WebSphere Portal up to (Application Server Software). It has been declared as critical. This vulnerability affects some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Unspecified vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Portal 6.1.0 through CF27, 6.1.5 through CF27, 7.0 through CF28, 8.0 through CF14, and 8.5.0 before CF03 allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors.

The weakness was released 10/28/2014 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability was named CVE-2014-4808 since 07/09/2014. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. Required for exploitation is a single authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $5k-$25k (estimation calculated on 04/03/2022).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 78743 (IBM WebSphere Portal Unspecified Vulnerability (PI25993)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CGI abuses.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (95375), Tenable (78743), SecurityFocus (BID 70757†), Secunia (SA59740†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-46859†).







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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 78743
Nessus Name: IBM WebSphere Portal Unspecified Vulnerability (PI25993)
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05/23/2014 🔍
07/09/2014 +47 days 🔍
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CVE: CVE-2014-4808 (🔍)
X-Force: 95375
SecurityFocus: 70757 - IBM WebSphere Portal CVE-2014-4808 Unspecified Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Secunia: 59740 - IBM WebSphere Portal Multiple Vulnerabilities, Moderately Critical
Vulnerability Center: 46859 - IBM WebSphere Portal Remote Code Execution Vulnerability, Medium


Created: 03/27/2015 12:07 PM
Updated: 04/03/2022 09:16 AM
Changes: 03/27/2015 12:07 PM (61), 06/11/2017 04:48 AM (7), 04/03/2022 09:16 AM (3)
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