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Vulnerability of WebSphere AS: privilege escalation via Trace File Clear Text Password

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can bypass restrictions via Trace File Clear Text Password of WebSphere AS, in order to escalate his privileges.
Impacted software: Tivoli System Automation, WebSphere AS Traditional, IBM WebSphere ESB.
Severity of this computer vulnerability: 2/4.
Creation date: 09/07/2018.
Références of this announce: 2016821, CVE-2018-1621, ibm10716245, ibm10719287, ibm10719297, ibm10719301, ibm10719303, ibm10719307, VIGILANCE-VUL-26650.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can bypass restrictions via Trace File Clear Text Password of WebSphere AS, in order to escalate his privileges.
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This security threat impacts software or systems such as Tivoli System Automation, WebSphere AS Traditional, IBM WebSphere ESB.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this computer 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 computer threat alert.

Solutions for this threat 

WebSphere AS: solution for Trace File Clear Text Password.
The solution is indicated in information sources.

IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager: solution for WebSphere AS.
The solution is indicated in information sources.

WebSphere Enterprise Service: solution for WebSphere AS.
The solution is indicated in information sources.
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