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Security Bulletin: Apache Commons FileUpload Vulnerabilities in IBM WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition(CVE-2016-3092)

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Summary

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.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-3092
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

Remediation/Fixes

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

None

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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

08 January 2018: Original 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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Document information

More support for: WebSphere MQ
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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