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Security Bulletin: IBM Domino and IBM XWork Server Vulnerable to Apache Commons FileUpload Denial of Service (CVE-2014-0050)

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The IBM Domino Server and IBM XWork Server are vulnerable to a denial of service attack (CVE-2014-0050) against the Apache Commons FileUpload component of the Domino and XWork Web Server.

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0050

Description: The Web server component of IBM Domino and IBM XWork server is vulnerable to a denial of service attack. By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the web server 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 Domino 9.0.1 Fix Pack 1 and earlier

IBM Domino 8.5.3 Fix Pack 6 Interim Fix 2 and earlier


This issue is tracked as both SPRs KLYH9GGS9W and MKEE9HLJ9W. It is fixed starting in the following releases:

  • IBM Domino 9.0.1 Fix Pack 1 Interim Fix 1
  • IBM Domino 8.5.3 Fix Pack 6 Interim Fix 3

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Document information

More support for: IBM Domino
Web Server

Software version: 8.5, 9.0, 9.0.1

Operating system(s): AIX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Reference #: 1676656

Modified date: 24 June 2014