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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability exists in Apache Xalan-Java prior to 2.7.2 as used in IBM Sterling Control Center 5.2 (CVE-2014-0107)

Security Bulletin


IBM Sterling Control Center 5.2 utilizes Apache Xalan-Java that contains a vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-0107

DESCRIPTION: Apache Xalan-Java could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the improper handling of output properties. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass the secure processing feature to load arbitrary restricted classes.

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

This only affects IBM Sterling Control Center 5.2.01 through 5.2.11.


Product Name VRMF APAR How to acquire fix
Sterling Control Center 5.2.12 N/A Download and apply fix from IWM

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Change History

19 August 2014: Original vesion 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.


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Document information

More support for: IBM Control Center

Software version: 5.2

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

Reference #: 1681933

Modified date: 19 August 2014