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Security Bulletin: Multiple Security vulnerabilities found in WebSphere Commerce XML External Entity (XXE) Processing (CVE-2014-4834, CVE-2014-4769 )

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM WebSphere Commerce Enterprise, Professional, Express and Developer is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by issues with detecting recursion during entity expansion.

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2014-4834
DESCRIPTION:
IBM WebSphere Commerce is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by issues with detecting recursion during entity expansion. By using a specially-crafted XML document, an authenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/95628 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)


CVE ID: CVE-2014-4769
DESCRIPTION:
IBM WebSphere Commerce could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an XML External Entity Injection (XXE) error when processing XML data. By sending specially-crafted XML data, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information.

CVSS Base Score: 4.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/94836 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

WebSphere Commerce V6.0 and V7.0

Remediation/Fixes

Product VRMF APAR Remediation
WebSphere Commerce 6.0.0.0 - 6.0.0.11 JR49897.fp Open a Problem Management Record (PMR) with IBM WebSphere Commerce Support to request the following Interim Fix(es) and include your WebSphere Commerce version including Fix Pack level
WebSphere Commerce 7.0.0.0 - 7.0.0.7 JR49897.fp Please update to 7.0.0.8 and install JR50553.fp (see link below) or open a Problem Management Record (PMR) with IBM WebSphere Commerce Support to request the following Interim Fix(es) and include your WebSphere Commerce version including Fix Pack level
WebSphere Commerce 7.0.0.8 JR50553.fp http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24037970

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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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

Change History

30 October 2014: Original version 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.

Disclaimer

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Related information

A Japanese translation is available

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Commerce WebSphere Commerce Professional Security AIX, i5/OS, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows 7.0, 6.0 Professional Edition
Commerce WebSphere Commerce - Express Security i5/OS, IBM i, Linux, Windows 7.0, 6.0 Express

Document information

More support for: WebSphere Commerce Enterprise
Security

Software version: 6.0, 7.0

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

Software edition: All Editions, Enterprise

Reference #: 1685464

Modified date: 30 October 2014