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IBM WebSphere Application Server Insecure File Permissions Let Local Users Access Log File Data on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038977
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-1382   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 24 2017
Impact:   Disclosure of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7.0, 8.0, 8.5, 9.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM WebSphere Application Server. A local user can access data on the target system.

A custom startup script does not obtain the proper umask from the 'server.xml' file and may create log files with default permissions instead of the specified permissions. As a result, a local user can obtain log file data on the target system.

Impact:   A local user can obtain log file data on the target system.
Solution:   IBM has issued a fix (APAR PI79343).

The IBM advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any), z/OS

Message History:   None.

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