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Security Bulletin: XXE and XmlBomb vulnerability in FileNet Workplace (CVE-2016-3055)

Security Bulletin


FileNet Workplace is susceptible to the XXE and XmlBomb vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

Relevant CVE Information:
CVEID: CVE-2016-3055
IBM FileNet Workplace is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an XML External Entity Injection (XXE) error when processing XML data. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to expose highly sensitive information or consume all available memory resources.
CVSS Base Score: 7.1
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:H/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

FileNet Workplace 4.0.2


Download FileNet Workplace LA012 ( from IBM Fix Central.

Here is a direct link to the fix*&platform=All&function=fixId&fixids=

Installation instructions are included with the LA fix.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Related information

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This vulnerability was reported to IBM by Jakub Kaluzny at SecuRing

Change History

22 July 2016: Original version published

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Document information

More support for: FileNet Content Manager
Application Engine

Software version: 4.0.2

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

Reference #: 1987128

Modified date: 07 December 2016