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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


The Servlet Engine/Web Container component in IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) 6.0.2 before does not properly implement security constraints on the (1) doGet and (2) doTrace methods, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and obtain sensitive information via a crafted HTTP HEAD request to a Web Application.

  • LOW
  • NONE
  • NONE
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CWE-264 - Permissions Privileges and Access Controls

CWE 264 (permissions, privileges, and access controls) is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to the management of permissions, privileges, and other security features used to perform access control. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category allow attackers to gain privileges for an unintended sphere of control, access sensitive information, and execute arbitrary commands.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published