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Security Bulletin: ClassLoader manipulation with Apache Struts affecting IBM Records Manager, IBM Content Manager Records Enabler and WebSphere Application Server shipped with IBM Records Manager (CVE-2014-0114)

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Summary

There is a ClassLoader manipulation vulnerability in Apache Struts that is used by IBM Records Manager and IBM Content Manager Records Enabler. The security vulnerability has also been identified in WebSphere Application Server shipped with IBM Records Manager.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2014-0114
DESCRIPTION: Apache Struts 1.X 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. There is partial impact to confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

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

WebSphere Application Server is shipped as a component of IBM Records Manager. Information about a security vulnerability affecting WebSphere Application Server has been published in a security bulletin. Please consult the security bulletin Classloader Manipulation Vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Application Server CVE-2014-0114 for vulnerability details.

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Principle Products and Versions Affected Supporting Product and Versions
IBM Records Manager Version 8.4 WebSphere Application Server Version 6.1
IBM Records Manager Version 8.5 WebSphere Application Server Version 6.1
WebSphere Application Server Version 7.0
IBM Content Manager Records Enabler Version 8.4 WebSphere Application Server Version 6.1
IBM Content Manager Records Enabler Version 8.5 WebSphere Application Server Version 6.1
WebSphere Application Server Version 7.0

Remediation/Fixes

Product Version Remediation/First Fix
IBM Records Manager 8.5 8.5.0.7
8.4 8.4.0.2 IF001
IBM Content Manager Records Enabler 8.5 8.5.0.7
8.4 8.4.1.1 IF001
The Fix Packs and Interim Fixes above are available from IBM Fix Central site ( http://ibm.com/support/fixcentral/).

For Websphere Application Server affected as supporting product, please consult the security bulletin Classloader Manipulation Vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Application Server CVE-2014-0114 for remediation/fixes.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None known, apply fixes

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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

20 Jun 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

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Document information

More support for: Records Manager

Software version: 8.4, 8.5

Operating system(s): AIX, Windows

Reference #: 1675266

Modified date: 19 June 2014


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