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Security Bulletin: IBM Connections Security Update (CVE-2016-0322)

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IBM Connections Security Update for CVE-2016-0322. An arbitrary file upload vulnerability exists in IBM Connection 5.5 and earlier , see details below for remediation information.

Vulnerability Details

An arbitrary file upload vulnerability exists in IBM Connection 5.5 and earlier. The APAR LO88783, addresses this vulnerability and can be applied through the fixes detailed in the Remediation section.

CVEID: CVE-2016-0322
DESCRIPTION: IBM Connections could allow a remote attacker to upload arbitrary files. By sending a specially-crafted HTTP request, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to upload a malicious HTML file, which could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary HTML code on the vulnerable system.
CVSS Base Score: 6.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

The following versions of IBM Connections are impacted:

IBM Connections 5.5
IBM Connections 5.0
IBM Connections 4.5
IBM Connections 4.0


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.

Product Version Remediation
IBM Connections 5.5 Install IBM Connections 5.5 CR1
IBM Connections 5.0 Upgrade to IBM Connections 5.0 CR4 and apply Interim Fix APAR LO88783
IBM Connections 4.5 Upgrade to IBM Connections 4.5 CR5 , and apply Interim Fix APAR LO88783
IBM Connections 4.0 Upgrade to IBM Connections 4.0 CR4 and apply Interim Fix APAR LO88783

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Related information


This vulnerability was reported to IBM by Marcus Mengs

Change History

16 May 2016: 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.


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Document information

More support for: IBM Connections

Software version: 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1982611

Modified date: 20 May 2016