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Security Bulletin: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities found in IBM Sterling Secure Proxy (CVE-2014-0411, CVE-2014-0050)

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IBM Sterling Secure Proxy is shipped with IBM Runtime Environment, Java™ Technology Edition (the “IBM JRE”), that is based on an Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE). Oracle has released the January 2014 critical patch updates (CPU) that contain security vulnerability fixes for the JRE. The IBM JRE has been updated to incorporate these fixes and security fixes that are specific to the IBM JRE. IBM Sterling Secure Proxy is affected by one of the vulnerabilities in the CPU, and the IBM JRE shipped with IBM Sterling Secure Proxy has been updated to remediate the vulnerability.
The Apache Commons FileUpload package used in the IBM Sterling Secure Proxy Configuration Manager has also been updated to correct a vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0411
An unspecified vulnerability in Oracle Java SE related to the JSSE component has partial confidentiality impact, partial integrity impact, and no availability impact.

CVSS Base Score: 4.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0050

Apache Commons FileUpload and Tomcat are vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the improper handling of Content-Type HTTP header for multipart requests. By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to enter into an infinite loop.

CVSS Base Score: 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/AU:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Sterling Secure Proxy 3.4.1 through iFix08
IBM Sterling Secure Proxy 3.4.0 through iFix03
IBM Sterling Secure Proxy 3.3.01 through 3.3.01 Patch 23 iFix03


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Change History

21 May 2014 Original Copy Published

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Document information

More support for: Sterling Secure Proxy

Software version: 3.3, 3.4

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 1673701

Modified date: 17 April 2015