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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in current IBM SDK for Java for WebSphere Application Server Community October 2013 CPU (CVE-2013-5802,CVE-2013-5825)

Security Bulletin


Multiple security vulnerabilities exist in the IBM SDK for Java that is shipped with IBM WebSphere Application Server Community

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2013-5802
DESCRIPTION: Potential denial of service vulnerability in JRE via malformed XML data.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV/N:AC/L:Au/N:C/P:I/P:A/P)
CVE ID: CVE-2013-5825
DESCRIPTION: Malicious XML data can cause DoS conditions in a variety of different ways. This fix adds properties to the JAXP implementation to help prevent such attacks.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: 
CVSS Vector: (AV/N:AC/L:Au/N:C/N:I/N:A/P)

Affected Products and Versions

WebSphere Application Server Community Edition

Workarounds and Mitigations

Upgrade your IBM SDK for Java to an interim fix level as determined below:
IBM SDK 6.0:
Please upgrade your SDK to IBM SDK 6 SR15 or later.
IBM SDK 7.0:
Please upgrade your SDK to IBM SDK 7 SR6 or later.

Upgrade your Oracle SDK as determined below:
Oracle SDK 1.6:
Please upgrade your SDK to Oracle SDK 1.6.0_65.
Oracle SDK 1.7:
Please upgrade your SDK to Oracle SDK 1.7.0_45.

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*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.


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Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server Community Edition

Software version:

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Software edition: Elite, Enhanced, Entry

Reference #: 1660594

Modified date: 20 December 2013

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