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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   IBM WebSphere Vendors:   IBM
IBM WebSphere Application Server Lets Remote Users Conduct HTTP Response Splitting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034096
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034096
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-2017   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 9 2015
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.1, 7.0, 8.0, 8.5, 8.5.5
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM WebSphere Application Server. A remote user can conduct HTTP response splitting attacks.

A remote user can submit a specially crafted URL to cause the target server to return a split response. A remote user can exploit this to spoof content on the target server, attempt to poison any intermediate web caches, or conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

Impact:   A remote user can create a URL that, when loaded by the target user, will cause arbitrary content to be displayed.

A remote user may be able to poison any intermediate web caches with arbitrary content.

Solution:   IBM has issued a fix (APAR PI45266).

The IBM advisory is available at:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21966837

Vendor URL:  www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21966837 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any), z/OS

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Dec 24 2015 (IBM Issues Fix for IBM Tivoli Monitoring) IBM WebSphere Application Server Lets Remote Users Conduct HTTP Response Splitting Attacks
IBM has issued a fix for IBM Tivoli Monitoring.
May 12 2016 (IBM Issues Fix for IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server) IBM WebSphere Application Server Lets Remote Users Conduct HTTP Response Splitting Attacks
IBM has issued a fix for IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server.
May 20 2016 (IBM Issues Fix for IBM Cognos Controller) IBM WebSphere Application Server Lets Remote Users Conduct HTTP Response Splitting Attacks
IBM has issued a fix for IBM Cognos Controller.



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