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Re: IBM WebSphere Commerce Suite Allows Local Access of Authentication Data and Local Execution of Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1001076
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1001076
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 12 2001
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Execution of arbitrary code via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.1
Description:   A vulnerability has been reported in IBM's WebSphere Commerce Suite that allows a local user to obtain the administator's username and password and to execute arbitrary commands on the host to gain increased privileges.

IBM has issued a Special Security Notice for IBM Net.Commerce and IBM WebSphere Commerce Suite Version 4.1 Customers. IBM notes that this vulnerability does not apply the current Version 5.1.

The advisory indicates that a "hacker tool" has been published that could expose some web sites that have not taken preventive actions. Customers of WebSphere Commerce Suite 4.1 or any previous release should have already implemented the fixes recommended by IBM in November 1999 and February 2001 or should implement them immediately. See:
http://www-4.ibm.com/software/webservers/commerce/wcs_start/support.html

Customers that have custom macros or are using sample code on their production servers are particularly urged to implement the fixes.

The advisory indicates some additional steps that should be followed. See:
http://www-4.ibm.com/software/webservers/commerce/wcs_start/support.html

Impact:   A malicious local user can execute arbitrary commands to increase privileges to root.
Solution:   See: http://www-4.ibm.com/software/webservers/commerce/wcs_start/support.html
Vendor URL:  www.ibm.com (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (NT)

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Jan 4 2001 IBM WebSphere Commerce Suite Allows Local Access of Authentication Data and Local Execution of Arbitrary Code



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Subject:  Re: Passwords in Net.Commerce/WebSphere decryptable, any version


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8 MAR 2001  2:11 GMT                              MSS-OAR-E01-2001:087.1
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Special Security Notice for IBM Net.Commerce and IBM WebSphere Commerce
Suite Version 4.1 Customers.  This does not apply to Customers of the
current Version 5.1:

IBM understands that the quality and integrity of e-commerce sites is of
paramount importance.  As part of our ongoing monitoring of potential
security issues, we have learned that a "hacker tool" has been published
that could expose some web sites that have not taken preventive actions.
If you have WebSphere Commerce Suite 4.1 or any previous release* and
have not yet implemented the fixes recommended by IBM in November 1999
and February 2001
(http://www-4.ibm.com/software/webservers/commerce/wcs_start/support.html),
we strongly encourage you to implement those steps immediately.  This is
particularly important for those customers who have custom macros or are
using sample code on their production servers.

In addition to those steps, we recommend that you ensure that you have
properly customized the default merchant key shipped with the product.
To assist you in customizing the key, beginning on March 8th IBM will
make available a special utility.  Please see the IBM WebSphere Commerce
Suite support web site at
http://www-4.ibm.com/software/webservers/commerce/wcs_start/support.html
to obtain a copy.  This utility should be used along with our
recommendations from November 1999 and February 2001.  Please refer to
"Known Securities Issues Bulletin #2001-2" under the section, "Technical
Notes - Hints & Tips - Security," at that URL.  Today we are also
posting at that URL information to assist you in determining if your
site has been compromised.

This is not an issue for WebSphere Commerce Suite Version 5.1.

Thank you for your attention to this important matter.  We encourage you
to continue checking the WebSphere Commerce Suite web site for
information and updates.

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