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Security Bulletin: Blind SQL injection vulnerability in IBM Business Automation Workflow and IBM Business Process Manager (CVE-2018-1674)

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Summary

IBM Business Process Manager and IBM Business Automation Workflow are vulnerable to blind SQL injection due to insufficient validation of user-provided input in an API.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1674
DESCRIPTION: IBM Business Process Manager is vulnerable to SQL injection. A remote attacker could send specially-crafted SQL statements, which could allow the attacker to view, add, modify or delete information in the back-end database.
CVSS Base Score: 6.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/145109 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

- IBM Business Process Manager V8.5.0.0 through V8.5.0.2

- IBM Business Process Manager V8.5.5.0

- IBM Business Process Manager V8.5.6.0 through V8.5.6.0 CF2

- IBM Business Process Manager V8.5.7.0 through V8.5.7.0 Cumulative Fix 2017.06

- IBM Business Process Manager V8.6.0.0 through V8.6.0.0 Cumulative Fix 2018.03

- IBM Business Automation Workflow V18.0.0.0 through V18.0.0.1 (released 2018.07)

The issue was introduced in the 8.5.0.x code stream. Earlier versions are not affected.

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply the Interim Fix (iFix) or Cumulative Fix (CF) containing APAR JR59569 as soon as practical:

 

 

For IBM Business Automation Workflow V18.0.0.0 through V18.0.0.1

For IBM BPM V8.6.0.0 (released 2017.09) through V8.6.0.0 CF2018.03

  • Install CF 2017.12  or later and then apply iFix JR59569 (Note that the BPM V8.6.0.0 CF2018.03 fix can be found by searching for Business Automation Workflow fixes)

For IBM BPM V8.5.7.0 through V8.5.7.0 CF 2017.06

For IBM BPM V8.5.6.0 through V8.5.6.0 CF2

  • Install CF2 as required by iFix and then apply iFix JR59569

For IBM BPM V8.5.5.0

For IBM BPM V8.5.0.0 through V8.5.0.2

 

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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Reference

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Related Information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

19 September 2018: initial version published

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin.

Disclaimer

According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES ""AS IS"" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.


Cross reference information
Product Component Platform Version Edition
IBM Business Automation Workflow Security Platform Independent 18.0.0.0, 18.0.0.1
IBM Business Process Manager Express Security Platform Independent 8.6.0.CF201803, 8.6.0.CF201712, 8.6, 8.5.7.CF201706, 8.5.7.CF201703, 8.5.7.CF201612, 8.5.7.CF201609, 8.5.7.CF201606, 8.5.7, 8.5.6.2, 8.5.6.1, 8.5.6, 8.5.5, 8.5.0.2, 8.5.0.1, 8.5,
IBM Business Process Manager Standard Security Platform Independent 8.5.7.CF201706, 8.5.7.CF201703, 8.5.7.CF201612, 8.5.7.CF201609, 8.5.7.CF201606, 8.5.7, 8.5.6.2, 8.5.6.1, 8.5.6, 8.5.5, 8.5.0.2, 8.5.0.1, 8.5
IBM Business Process Manager Advanced Security Platform Independent 8.5.7.CF201706, 8.5.7.CF201703, 8.5.7.CF201612, 8.5.7.CF201609, 8.5.7.CF201606, 8.5.7, 8.5.6.2, 8.5.6.1, 8.5.6, 8.5.5, 8.5.0.2, 8.5.0.1, 8.5,

Document information

More support for: IBM Business Process Manager

Component: Security

Software version: 8.5, 8.5.0.1, 8.5.0.2, 8.5.5, 8.5.6, 8.5.6.1, 8.5.6.2, 8.5.7.CF201606, 8.5.7.CF201609, 8.5.7.CF201612, 8.5.7.CF201703, 8.5.7.CF201706, 8.5.7, 8.6.0.CF201712, 8.6.0.CF201803, 8.6, 18.0.0.0, 18.0.0.1

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 0720035

Modified date: 19 September 2018