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Security Bulletin: Denial of Service vulnerability in Apache Commons FileUpload affects IBM WebSphere Lombardi Edition

Security Bulletin


A security vulnerability exists in the open source library Apache Commons FileUpload that is shipped with and used by IBM WebSphere Lombardi Edition.

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

WebSphere Lombardi Edition 7.1.0, 7.2.0


Install APAR IC99466 as appropriate for your current version of IBM WebSphere Lombardi Edition.

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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 Lombardi Edition

Software version: 7.1,,,, 7.2

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Platform Independent, Solaris, Windows

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1670400

Modified date: 30 April 2014