VDB-78944 · CVE-2015-4997 · BID 77314

IBM WebSphere Portal up to 8.5.0 CF07 access control

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A vulnerability was found in IBM WebSphere Portal up to 8.5.0 CF07 (Application Server Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-264. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

IBM WebSphere Portal 8.5.0 before CF08 allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions via a crafted request.

The weakness was shared 10/29/2015 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at www-01.ibm.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2015-4997 since 06/24/2015. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1068.

Upgrading to version 8.5.0 CF08 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Vulnerability Center (SBV-54606).





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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.0

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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OpenVAS ID: 100565
OpenVAS Name: IBM WebSphere Portal Access Control Bypass Vulnerability(swg22000152)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: WebSphere Portal 8.5.0 CF08


06/24/2015 🔍
10/27/2015 +125 days 🔍
10/29/2015 +2 days 🔍
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10/30/2015 +1 days 🔍
11/25/2015 +26 days 🔍
06/25/2022 +2404 days 🔍


Vendor: ibm.com

Advisory: www-01.ibm.com
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2015-4997 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1033982
Vulnerability Center: 54606 - IBM WebSphere Portal 8.5.0 - 8.5.0 CF07 Remote Security Bypass via a Crafted Request, Medium
SecurityFocus: 77314 - IBM WebSphere Portal CVE-2015-4997 Security Bypass Vulnerability


Created: 10/30/2015 09:17 AM
Updated: 06/25/2022 01:05 PM
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