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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   IBM WebSphere Vendors:   IBM
IBM WebSphere Application Server Lets Remote Authenticated Users Traverse the Directory to View Files on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1042146
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1042146
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-1797   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 15 2018
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user 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 remote user can view files on the target system.

The software does not properly validate user-supplied input on systems that have an Enterprise Bundle Archive (EBA) installed and with a path external to the EBA. A remote user can supply a specially crafted ZIP archive containing 'dot dot slash' sequences that, when executed, will write arbitrary files on the target system.

Impact:   A remote user can view files on the target system.
Solution:   IBM has issued a fix.

The IBM advisory is available at:

https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10730699

Vendor URL:  www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10730699 (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:   None.


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