Security Bulletin: IBM Notes is affected by OpenSource Apache Taglibs Vulnerability (CVE-2015-0254)
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.
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
|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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Related informationIBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
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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.
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More support for:
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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