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Security Bulletin: IBM Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager, Open Source Apache Xalan-Java vulnerability (CVE-2014-0107)

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Apache Xalan-Java is included as separate JAR files for the compliance component which could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass the secure processing feature to load arbitrary restricted classes.

Vulnerability Details

DESCRIPTION: The TransformerFactory in Apache Xalan-Java before 2.7.2 does not properly restrict access to certain properties when FEATURE_SECURE_PROCESSING is enabled, which allows remote attackers to bypass expected restrictions and load arbitrary classes or access external resources via a crafted (1) xalan:content-header, (2) xalan:entities, (3) xslt:content-header, or (4) xslt:entities property, or a Java property that is bound to the XSLT 1.0 system-property function.


CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for more information
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

· Affected releases/versions/platforms: 6.2.x, 6.3.x, 6.4.x
· Releases/systems/configurations NOT affected: None

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Document information

More support for: Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager
Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager

Software version: 6.2, 6.3.0, 6.4, 6.4.1

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris

Reference #: 1677967

Modified date: 17 October 2014

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