Security Bulletin: IBM FileNet Business Process Manager – XML 4J denial of service attack (CVE-2013-4002)

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Abstract

The XML4J parser that is shipped with the IBM FileNet Business Process Manager
is vulnerable to a denial of service attack, which is triggered by malformed XML data.

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The products that are listed below can be affected by security vulnerabilities reported to the Apache Xerces-J project:

· IBM FileNet Business Process Manager 4.5.1, 5.0.0/5.1.0
VULNERABILITY DETAILS:

The following security vulnerabilities exist in the XML4J that is shipped with IBM Business Process Manager 4.5.1, 5.0.0/5.1.0

CVSS:
CVEID: CVE-2013-4002
CVSS Base Score: 7.1
CVSS Temporal Score: http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/85260
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND VERSIONS:
Product: IBM Business Process Manager 4.5.1, 5.0.0/5.1.0 – including all fix packs

REMEDIATION:

Apply the Following Fixes:

Fix* Component-VRMF How to acquire fix
4.5.1 4.5.1.4-P8PE
4.5.1.2-P8PS
4.5.1.3-P8PA
Contact IBM Support to obtain an interim fix if required.
5.0.0/5.1.0 GA FixPack 5.0.0.5-P8PE
5.0.0.2-P8PS
5.0.0.4-P8CA
5.0.0.5-P8PE-FP005
5.0.0.2-P8PS-FP002
5.0.0.4-P8CA-FP004

Note: BPM 5.0 and BPM 5.1 are patched by the same 5.0.0.x patch streams.

Workaround(s):
None

Mitigation(s):
None

REFERENCES:
Complete CVSS Guide
On-line Calculator V2
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/85260
CVE-2013-4002


RELATED INFORMATION:
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

*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 Flash.


Note: 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.


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More support for:

FileNet P8 Platform
Process Engine

Software version:

4.5.1, 5.0, 5.1

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

1647217

Modified date:

2013-08-16

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