CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2017-1382

Incorrect Default Permissions

Published: Jul 24, 2017 | Modified: Oct 03, 2019
CVSS 3.x
7.1
HIGH
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N
CVSS 2.x
3.6 LOW
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0, 8.0, 8.5, and 9.0 might create files using the default permissions instead of the customized permissions when custom startup scripts are used. A local attacker could exploit this to gain access to files with an unknown impact. IBM X-Force ID: 127153.

Weakness

During installation, installed file permissions are set to allow anyone to modify those files.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Websphere_application_server Ibm 7.0.0.0 7.0.0.43
Websphere_application_server Ibm 8.0.0.0 8.0.0.13
Websphere_application_server Ibm 8.5.0.0 8.5.5.12
Websphere_application_server Ibm 9.0.0.0 9.0.0.4

Potential Mitigations

  • Compartmentalize the system to have “safe” areas where trust boundaries can be unambiguously drawn. Do not allow sensitive data to go outside of the trust boundary and always be careful when interfacing with a compartment outside of the safe area.
  • Ensure that appropriate compartmentalization is built into the system design, and the compartmentalization allows for and reinforces privilege separation functionality. Architects and designers should rely on the principle of least privilege to decide the appropriate time to use privileges and the time to drop privileges.

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