Overview :
IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0, 8.0, 8.5, and 9.0 Network Deployment could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by sending a specially-crafted URL. This can lead the attacker to view any file in a certain directory. IBM X-Force ID: 164364.
Affected Product(s) :
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server  8.5
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server 9.0
Vulnerability Details :
CVE ID :CVE-2019-4505
remote attacker to obtain sensitive information

Solution / Fixes : 

The recommended solution is to apply the interim fix, Fix Pack or PTF containing the APAR for each named product as soon as practical.

For WebSphere Application Server traditional and WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition:

For V9.0.0.0 through 9.0.5.0:
· Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PH14796
–OR–
· Apply Fix Pack 9.0.5.1 or later (targeted availability 3Q2019).

For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.16:
· Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PH14796
–OR–
· Apply Fix Pack 8.5.5.17 or later (targeted availability 1Q 2020).

For WebSphere Virtual Enterprise Edition:

For V7.0:
· Apply interim fix PH14796