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Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following')

CVE-2008-4284

Severity Medium
Score 5.8/10

Summary

Open redirect vulnerability in the ibm_security_logout servlet in IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) 5.1.1.19 and earlier 5.x versions, 6.0.x before 6.0.2.33, and 6.1.x before 6.1.0.23 allows remote attackers to redirect users to arbitrary web sites and conduct phishing attacks via the logoutExitPage feature.

  • MEDIUM
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL
  • PARTIAL

CWE-59 - Improper Link Resolution Before File Access

'Improper link resolution before file access' occurs when software accesses a file resource but fails to verify that the file isn't a link or shortcut to another file. An attacker can potentially gain access to arbitrary files and from there the impact can vary, depending on the application, from sensitive data exposure to remote code execution.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published