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Security Bulletin: DataQuant for WebSphere is affected by a vulnerability in Apache Commons FileUpload (CVE-2014-0050)

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Summary

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.

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2014-050
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: 3.9 See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/90987
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV/N:AC/L:Au/N:C/C:I/C:A/C)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected releases/versions/platforms:
-DataQuant V1.2 Fix Pack 19 (and lower)
-DataQuant V2.1 Fix Pack 1 (and lower)

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to install either:
-DataQuant V1.2 Fix Pack 20
-DataQuant V2.1 Fix Pack 2
both available for download from IBM Fix Central.

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Workarounds and Mitigations

None known.

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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

*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
Information Management DataQuant

Document information

More support for: DB2 Tools for z/OS
DataQuant

Software version: 1.2.0, 2.1.0

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1676410

Modified date: 22 June 2014