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7PK - Security Features


Severity High
Score 9.8/10


The class in the Virtual Member Manager in IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) 6.1 before, 7.0 before, and 8.0 before does not properly update passwords on a configuration using Tivoli Directory Server, which might allow remote attackers to gain access to an application by leveraging knowledge of an old password. IBM X-Force ID: 72581.

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CWE-254 - Security Features

Security features are integrated into the application infrastructure to protect its resources and the trusted environment against a known exploit, threat, or vulnerability. However, flawed, disabled, or absent security features expose the application to a variety of attacks. This is a multidimensional vulnerability with broad potential impact. It can lead to defacement, confidentiality compromise, system takeover, etc.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published