Security Bulletin: IBM Connections Docs is Vulnerable to a Denial of Service ( CVE-2016-3627 )
IBM Connections Docs use libxml2 in document conversion service, libxml2 is vulnerable to a denial of service.
DESCRIPTION: libxml2 is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error in the xmlStringGetNodeList() function when parsing xml files while in recover mode. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to exhaust the stack and cause a segmentation fault.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/111586 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
The customers that have IBM Connections Docs 2.0 installed need to upgrade to IBM Connections Docs 2.0 CR2 to fix the issue. The link to download the package: IBM Docs 2.0 CR2
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ReferencesComplete CVSS v3 Guide
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Related informationIBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
07 April 2017: Original version published
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IBM Connections Docs
Software version: 2.0
Operating system(s): Linux, Windows
Reference #: 2001676
Modified date: 07 April 2017