Security Bulletin: Apache Commons FileUpload Vulnerabilities in IBM WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition(CVE-2016-3092)
The MultipartStream class in Apache Commons Fileupload before 1.3.2, as used in IBM WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition, specifically the Web Gateway component, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) through a long boundary string.
Description: The MultipartStream class in Apache Commons Fileupload before 1.3.2, as used in IBM WebSphere File Transfer Edition, in specific the Web Gateway component, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) through a long boundary string. 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 https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/114336 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition v7.0.0
WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition v7.0.1
WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition v7.0.2
WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition v7.0.3
WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition v7.0.4
All affected product versions are already End of Support. Customers should contact IBM to obtain a fix for the affected release, citing APAR IT16098.
Workarounds and Mitigations
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08 January 2018: Original Published.
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More support for:
WMQ File Transfer Edition
Software version: 7.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.0.3, 7.0.4
Operating system(s): Platform Independent
Software edition: Edition Independent
Reference #: 2012109
Modified date: 08 January 2018
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