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Security Bulletin: Open Source Apache Struts V1 ClassLoader manipulation vulnerability (CVE-2014-0114) in IBM Content Analytics with Enterprise Search and IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition

Security Bulletin


Summary

An Open Source Apache Struts V1 ClassLoader manipulation vulnerability affects the web application server that is used by the administration console in IBM Content Analytics with Enterprise Search (now named IBM Watson Content Analytics) and IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition.

Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability affects only the administration console; it does not affect enterprise search applications or the content analytics miner.

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0114

DESCRIPTION:
Open Source Apache Struts V1 ClassLoader manipulation vulnerability.

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)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Content Analytics with Enterprise Search V3.0 and V2.2
IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition V9.1

Remediation/Fixes

The Apache Struts used by the web application server may be vulnerable to a class loader manipulation. IBM recommends installing recommended fixes as outlined below. If you use IBM WebSphere Application Server in your Content Analytics with Enterprise Search V3.0 system instead of the embedded web application server, also consult the security bulletin Classloader Manipulation Vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Application Server CVE-2014-0114 for vulnerability details.

Product VRMF APAR How to acquire the fix
IBM Content Analytics with Enterprise Search V3.0 None.
  1. If not already installed, install V3.0 Fix Pack 4 (see the Fix Pack download document).
  2. Download and apply Interim Fix IF001. See the 3.0.0.4-WT-ICAwES-ReadMe-IF001 file for instructions.
IBM Content Analytics V2.2 None.
  1. If not already installed, install V2.2 Fix Pack 3 (see the Fix Pack download document).
  2. Download and apply Interim Fix IF001. See the 2.2.0.3-WT-ICA-ReadMe-IF001 file for instructions.
OmniFind Enterprise Edition V9.1 None.
  1. If not already installed, install V9.1 Fix Pack 5 (see the Fix Pack download document).
  2. Download and apply Interim Fix IF002. See the 9.1.0.5-WT-OEE-ReadMe-IF002 file for instructions.

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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

Change History

June 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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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Watson Group OmniFind Enterprise Edition AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, Linux on System z 9.1

Document information

More support for: Watson Content Analytics

Software version: 2.2, 3.0

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1675898

Modified date: 15 June 2014


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