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Security Bulletin: One vulnerability in IBM FileNet Content Manager, IBM Content Foundation, IBM FileNet Content Federation Services and IBM FileNet Legacy Content Search Engine (CVE-2014-0114)

Security Bulletin


Summary

A security vulnerability exists in IBM FileNet Content Manager, IBM Content Foundation, IBM FileNet Content Federation Services and IBM FileNet Legacy Content Search Engine. See the individual descriptions for the details.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2014-0114
CVE-2014-0114
Description:
Apache Struts could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by the failure to restrict the setting of Class Loader attributes. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the class parameter of an ActionForm object to manipulate the ClassLoader and execute arbitrary code on the system.

This vulnerability affects the U/Is of several tools used in the listed products.
FileNet Content Manager & IBM Content Foundation: ACCE utility
Content Federation Services: Federation Administration tool
Legacy Content Search Engine: Verity Administration tool

CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/92889 for more information
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

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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 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.

Affected Products and Versions

FNCM 5.2.x, ICF 5.2.x, CFS 5.0.0, 5.1.0, 5.2.x, LCSE 4.5.1, 5.0.0

Remediation/Fixes

Product VRMF Remediation/First Fix
FNCM, ICF 5.2.0.3-P8CPE-IF002 eGA June 20, 2014
CFS 5.0.0.1-CFS-IF001,
5.1.0.1-CFS-IF001,
5.2.0.2-CFS-IF001
eGA June 20, 2014
LCSE All Versions Follow the workaround referenced in the Workarounds & Mitigations section below

Workarounds and Mitigations

Monitor server performance for evidence of possible denial of service attacks. Use application server restrictions or network security configuration to allow access to ACCE for only administrative users.

For IBM FileNet Legacy Content Search Engine, see techdoc# 7042296
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27042296
 

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IBM strongly suggests that all System z customers be subscribed to the System z Security Portal to receive the latest critical System z security and integrity service. If you are not subscribed, see the instructions on the System z Security web site. Security and integrity APARs and associated fixes will be posted to this portal. IBM suggests reviewing the CVSS scores and applying all security or integrity fixes as soon as possible to minimize any potential risk.

References

Complete CVSS v2 Guide
On-line Calculator v2

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Acknowledgement

None

Change History

23 May 2014 Original Copy Published

*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.

Disclaimer

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.

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Enterprise Content Management FileNet Content Federation Services AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows 5.0, 5.1, 5.2 All Editions
Enterprise Content Management FileNet P8 Platform Content Search Engine Windows, AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris 5.0, 4.5

Document information

More support for: FileNet Content Manager
Content Engine

Software version: 5.2.0

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

Reference #: 1674128

Modified date: 23 July 2014


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