Security Bulletin: IBM Connections Security Update for CVE-2014-0050
This bulletin relates to a security vulnerability reported against Apache Commons FileUpload. Some versions of IBM Connections may be vulnerable to this issue.
A security vulnerability was reported against Apache Commons FileUpload. IBM Connections uses Apache Commons FileUpload. A version of the package that is vulnerable to these issues is used in several past versions of IBM Connections. To fix this vulnerability apply the fixes as detailed in the Remediation section.
Description: MultipartStream.java in Apache Commons FileUpload before 1.3.1, as used in Apache Tomcat, JBoss Web, and other products, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and CPU consumption) via a crafted Content-Type header that bypasses a loop's intended exit conditions.
CVSS Base Score: 5.0
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)
Affected Products and Versions
The following versions of IBM Connections are impacted:
IBM Connections 5.0
IBM Connections 4.5
IBM Connections 4.0
IBM Connections 188.8.131.52 and earlier releases
Apply the appropriate fix pack or APAR to remediate these issues as per this table. Note, if possible, it is always recommended to upgrade to the most recent release of IBM Connections.
|IBM Connections 5.0||Upgrade to IBM Connections 5.0 CR1|
|IBM Connections 4.5||Upgrade to IBM Connections 4.5 CR5 and apply Interim Fix APAR LO82478|
|IBM Connections 4.0||Upgrade to IBM Connections 4.0 CR4 and apply Interim Fix APAR LO82478|
|IBM Connections 184.108.40.206||Upgrade to IBM Connections 220.127.116.11 CR3 and apply Interim Fix APAR LO82478|
|IBM Connections 3.0.1 and earlier releases||Either upgrade to IBM Connections 5.0 CR1 or upgrade to IBM Connections 18.104.22.168 CR3 , apply prerequisites and apply APAR LO82478|
Workarounds and Mitigations
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ReferencesComplete CVSS v2 Guide
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Related informationIBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
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*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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