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Security Bulletin: IBM Notes is affected by OpenSource Apache Taglibs Vulnerability (CVE-2015-0254)

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Summary

IBM Expeditor 6.2.3 contains Apache Taglibs. If an Application is developed that leverages taglibs, this application can itself be vulnerable while running on top of Notes Client. IBM has addressed this vulnerability by upgrading the Apache Taglibs version to 1.2.3.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-0254
DESCRIPTION:
 Apache Standard Taglibs could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an XML External Entity Injection (XXE) error when processing XML data. By sending specially-crafted XML data, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/101550 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Notes 9.0.1 FP7 IF1 and earlier release
IBM Notes 9.0 IF4 and earlier release
IBM Notes 8.5.3 FP6 IF12 and earlier release
IBM Notes 8.5.2 FP4 IF3 and earlier release
IBM Notes 8.5.1 FP5 IF3 and earlier release
IBM Notes 8.5 release

Remediation/Fixes

Product Version Link
IBM Notes 9.0.1 Fix Pack 7 IF2 http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21657963
IBM Notes 9.0.1 Mac 64-bit IF7
IBM Notes 8.5.3 Fix Pack 6 IF13 http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21663874

Customers may open a PMR via the IBM Support Portal and reference SPR PPUEAAVCSJ for custom fixes.
  • IBM Notes 9.0.1 FP7 IF1 and earlier release
  • IBM Notes 9.0 IF4 and earlier release
  • IBM Notes 8.5.3 FP6 IF12 and earlier release
  • IBM Notes 8.5.2 FP4 IF3 and earlier release
  • IBM Notes 8.5.1 FP5 IF3 and earlier release
  • IBM Notes 8.5 release

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References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

14-DEC-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.

Disclaimer

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Document information

More support for: IBM Notes
Security

Software version: 8.5, 8.5.1, 8.5.2, 8.5.3, 9.0, 9.0.1

Operating system(s): Linux, OS X, Windows

Reference #: 1989475

Modified date: 14 December 2016


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