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Security Bulletin: Denial of Service vulnerability in Apache Commons FileUpload affects IBM Business Process Manager (BPM)

Security Bulletin


A security vulnerability exists in the open source library Apache Commons FileUpload that is shipped with, and used by, the IBM Business Process Manager products.

Vulnerability Details

By sending a specially crafted request, an attacker might exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to enter into an infinite loop.
CVSS Base Score: 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score:
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Business Process Manager Advanced 7.5.x, 8.0.x, 8.5.x
IBM Business Process Manager Standard 7.5.x, 8.0.x, 8.5.x
IBM Business Process Manager Express 7.5.x, 8.0.x, 8.5.x
IBM Business Process Manager Advanced on z/OS 7.5.x, 8.0.x, 8.5.x


Use one of the following links to install APAR JR49375 as appropriate for your current version of IBM Business Process Manager:

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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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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Business Integration IBM Business Process Manager Standard Security AIX, Linux, Linux zSeries, Solaris, Windows, 8.5,,, 8.0.1, 8.0,,, 7.5.1,, 7.5
Business Integration IBM Business Process Manager Express Security Linux, Linux zSeries, Windows, 8.5,,, 8.0.1, 8.0,,, 7.5.1,, 7.5

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Document information

More support for: IBM Business Process Manager Advanced

Software version: 7.5,, 7.5.1,,, 8.0, 8.0.1,,, 8.5,

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Reference #: 1670373

Modified date: 30 April 2014