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Security Bulletin: IBM Cúram Social Program Management is vulnerable to Java reflection attack(CVE-2014-8903). 

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IBM Cúram Social Program Management is vulnerable to Java reflection attack caused by external input that is used to specify a class. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by injecting arbitrary class names which will be subsequently loaded.

Vulnerability Details

CVSS Base Score: 4.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Cúram Social Program Management: V6.0 SP2, 6.0.4 and 6.0.5.
NOTE: is not affected


Product VRMF Remediation/First Fix
Cúram SPM 6.0.5 Visit IBM Fix Central and upgrade to or a subsequent 6.0.5 release
Cúram SPM 6.0.4 Visit IBM Fix Central and upgrade to or a subsequent 6.0.4 release.
Cúram SPM 6.0 SP2 Visit IBM Fix Central and upgrade to 6.0 SP2 EP26 or a subsequent 6.0 SP2 release.

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Related information

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Change History

26 March 2015 Initial 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.


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Document information

More support for: Cúram Social Program Management

Software version: 6.0, 6.0.4, 6.0.5

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

Reference #: 1700098

Modified date: 26 March 2015