Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Apache Commons affects Watson Explorer and Watson Content Analytics (CVE-2015-7450)
An Apache Commons Collections vulnerability for handling Java object deserialization was addressed by Watson Explorer and Watson Content Analytics.
DESCRIPTION: Apache Commons Collections could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by the deserialization of data with Java InvokerTransformer class. By sending specially crafted data, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary Java code on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/107918 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
Affected Products and Versions
- Watson Explorer Annotation Administration Console version 11.0 and version 10.0 through 10.0.0.2
- Watson Explorer Analytical Components version 11.0 and version 10.0 through 10.0.0.2
- Watson Content Analytics version 3.5 through 126.96.36.199 and version 3.0 through 188.8.131.52
Download the readme file and the ZIP file or TAR file for your enviroment, and then follow the instructions in the readme file to install the fix.
The table reflects product names at the time the specified versions were released. To use the links to Fix Central in this table, you must first log in to the IBM Support: Fix Central site at http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/.
|Affected Product||Affected Versions||How to acquire and apply the fix|
|IBM Watson Explorer Foundational Components Annotation Administration Console||11.0||
|IBM Watson Explorer Foundational Components Annotation Administration Console||10.0 through 10.0.0.2||
|IBM Watson Explorer Analytical Components||11.0||
|IBM Watson Explorer Analytical Components||10.0 through 10.0.0.2||
|IBM Watson Content Analytics||3.5 through 184.108.40.206||
|IBM Content Analytics with Enterprise Search||3.0 through 220.127.116.11||
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30 November 2015: original document 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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|Watson Group||Watson Content Analytics||AIX, Linux, Windows||3.5, 3.0||All Editions|
More support for:
Software version: 10.0.0, 10.0.0.1, 10.0.0.2, 11.0.0
Operating system(s): Linux, Windows
Software edition: All Editions
Reference #: 1971733
Modified date: 30 November 2015
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