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Security Bulletin: Security Vulnerability in Apache Commons FileUpload affects IBM WebSphere Dashboard Framework (CVE-2016-3092 )

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Apache Commons FileUpload, which is bundled with IBM WebSphere Dashboard Framework, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a long boundary string.

Vulnerability Details

IBM WebSphere Dashboard Framework (WDF) bundles a copy of Apache Commons FileUpload, which can be used to upload files to the WDF server. A vulnerability in the FileUpload library allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a long boundary string on the multipart upload request.

CVEID: CVE-2016-3092

DESCRIPTION: Applications which use the Apache Commons FileUpload component are vulnerable to a denial of service. By sending file upload requests, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the server to become unresponsive.

CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

WebSphere Dashboard Framework 7.0.1




WebSphere Dashboard Framework 7.0.1 LO90165 Download the fix

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Change History

<27 Sep 2016>: Original version published

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Document information

More support for: WebSphere Dashboard Framework

Software version: 7.0.1

Operating system(s): AIX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1990386

Modified date: 27 September 2016