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Vulnerability of APR Core: read-write access via Windows Named Pipe

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

A local attacker on Windows can bypass access restrictions of Named Pipe of APR Core, in order to read or alter data.
Impacted products: APR-core, WebSphere AS Traditional.
Severity of this bulletin: 2/4.
Creation date: 29/04/2015.
Références of this threat: 1963275, 7022958, CVE-2015-1829, VIGILANCE-VUL-16767.

Description of the vulnerability 

The APR library can be installed on Windows.

Named Pipes allow two processes to exchange their information. However, a local attacker can replace a pipe to access to data.

A local attacker on Windows can therefore bypass access restrictions of Named Pipe of APR Core, in order to read or alter data.
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This computer weakness alert impacts software or systems such as APR-core, WebSphere AS Traditional.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this weakness note is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of user shell.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this weakness bulletin.

Solutions for this threat 

APR Core: version 1.5.2.
The version 1.5.2 is fixed:
  http://apr.apache.org/download.cgi

WebSphere AS: version 8.0.0.11.
The version 8.0.0.11 is fixed:
  http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24040425
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