IBM Support

Security Bulletin: IBM Enterprise Records (CVE-2014-0050)

Security Bulletin


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-2014-0050

Description:
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.

CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/90987 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P


Note: IBM Enterprise Records is affected by Apache Commons FileUpload only.

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Enterprise Records Version 4.5.1

IBM Enterprise Records Version 5.1

IBM Enterprise Records Version 5.1.1

IBM Enterprise Records Version 5.1.2

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply the fix to all affected versions as soon as practical. If you need further assistance, please contact IBM Support.

Go to Fix Central site and install the fix applicable to the version.

4.5.1.7-IER-IF002
5.1.0.2-IER-IF002
5.1.1.1-IER-IF004
5.1.2.0-IER-IF003

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

Get Notified about Future Security Bulletins

References

Complete CVSS v2 Guide
On-line Calculator v2

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

15th August 2014

*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.

Document information

More support for: Enterprise Records

Software version: 4.5.1, 5.1.0, 5.1.1, 5.1.2

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

Reference #: 1677691

Modified date: 14 August 2014