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Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) before allows context-dependent attackers to obtain sensitive information via unspecified vectors related to "JSP source code exposure" (PK23475), which occurs when ibm-web-ext.xmi sets fileServingEnabled to true or ExtendedDocumentRoot is used to place a JSP outside a WAR.file; (3) the First Failure Data Capture (ffdc) log file (PK24834); and (4) traces (PK25568), a different issue than CVE-2006-4137.

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CWE-200 - Information Exposure

An information exposure vulnerability is categorized as an information flow (IF) weakness, which can potentially allow unauthorized access to otherwise classified information in the application, such as confidential personal information (demographics, financials, health records, etc.), business secrets, and the application's internal environment.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published