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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   IBM WebSphere Vendors:   IBM
IBM WebSphere Application Server Lets Local Users View Passwords
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041226
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-1621   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 6 2018
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication 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 obtain passwords on the target system.

A privileged local user can exploit a flaw in the handling of certain datasource custom properties to view a clear text password in a trace file.

Impact:   A privileged local user can obtain passwords on the target system.
Solution:   IBM has issued a fix (APAR PI98140).

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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