Security Bulletin: IBM WebSphere Application Server is vulnerable to remote code execution due to Dojo (CVE-2021-23450)

Security Bulletin: IBM WebSphere Application Server is vulnerable to remote code execution due to Dojo (CVE-2021-23450)

There is a vulnerability in the Dojo library used by IBM WebSphere Application Server traditional in the Admin Console and used by the IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty with the adminCenter-1.0 feature enabled that allows arbitrary code to be executed in the browser. This has been addressed.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2021-23450

DESCRIPTION: Dojo could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a prototype pollution in the setObject function. By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.

CVSS Base score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/216463 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Remediation/Fixes

IBM strongly recommends addressing the vulnerability now by applying a currently available interim fix or fix pack that contains the APAR PH43148 or APAR PH43817. To determine if a feature is enabled for WebSphere Application Server Liberty, refer to How to determine if Liberty is using a specific feature.

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