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Security Bulletin: A security vulnerability has been identified in IBM WebSphere Application Server shipped with IBM Digital Business Automation Workflow family products (CVE-2018-1621)

Security Bulletin


WebSphere Application Server is shipped as a component of IBM Business Automation Workflow, IBM Business Process Manager, WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus and WebSphere Lombardi Edition. Information about a security vulnerability affecting IBM WebSphere Application Server Traditional have been published in a security bulletin.

Vulnerability Details

Please consult the Security Bulletin: Information Disclosure in WebSphere Application Server (CVE-2018-1621) for vulnerability details and information about fixes.

Affected Products and Versions

- IBM Business Automation Workflow V18.0.0.0

- IBM Business Process Manager V8.6.0.0 through V8.6.0.0 Cumulative Fix 2018.03

- IBM Business Process Manager V8.5.7.0 through V8.5.7.0 Cumulative Fix 2017.06

- IBM Business Process Manager V8.5.6.0 through V8.5.6.0 CF2

- IBM Business Process Manager V8.5.5.0

- IBM Business Process Manager V8.5.0.0 through V8.5.0.2

- IBM Business Process Manager V8.0.0.0 through V8.0.1.3

- IBM Business Process Manager V7.5.0.0 through V7.5.1.2

- IBM Business Process Manager Enterprise Service Bus V8.6.0.0 through V8.6.0.0 Cumulative Fix 2018.03

- WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus V7.5.0.0 through V7.5.1.2

- WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus Registry Edition V7.5.0.0 through V7.5.1.2

- WebSphere Lombardi Edition V7.2.0.0 through V7.2.0.5 (and earlier unsupported releases)

- WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus V7.0.0.0 through V7.0.0.5

- WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus Registry Edition V7.0.0.0 through V7.0.0.5

Note that Cumulative Fixes cannot automatically install interim fixes for the base Application Server. It is important to follow the complete installation instructions and manually ensure that recommended security fixes are installed.

For  earlier and unsupported versions of the products, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version of the product.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Related Information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
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Change History

06 July 2018: 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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Cross reference information
Product Component Platform Version Edition
IBM Business Process Manager AIX, Linux, Windows 8.6.0.CF201803, 8.6.0.CF201712, 8.6
IBM Business Process Manager Express Linux, Windows 8.6.0.CF201803, 8.6.0.CF201712, 8.6, 8.5.7.CF201706, 8.5.7.CF201703, 8.5.7.CF201612, 8.5.7.CF201609, 8.5.7.CF201606, 8.5.7, 8.5.
IBM Business Process Manager Standard AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows 8.5.7.CF201706, 8.5.7.CF201703, 8.5.7.CF201612, 8.5.7.CF201609, 8.5.7.CF201606, 8.5.7,,, 8.5.6, 8.5.5,,
IBM Business Process Manager Advanced AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS 8.6, 8.5.7.CF201706, 8.5.7.CF201703, 8.5.7.CF201612, 8.5.7.CF201609, 8.5.7.CF201606, 8.5.7,,, 8.5.6, 8.5.5, 8.5.
WebSphere Lombardi Edition Platform Independent,,,,, 7.2,,,, 7.1, 7.0.1
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS,, 7.5.1,, 7.5,,,,,, 7.0
IBM Business Process Manager Enterprise Service Bus Platform Independent
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus Registry Edition Platform Independent Version Independent

Document information

More support for: IBM Business Automation Workflow

Software version: 7.0,,,,,, 7.0.1, 7.1,,,, 7.2,,,,,, 7.5,, 7.5.1,,, 8.5.,, 8.5.5, 8.5.6,,, 8.5.7.CF201606, 8.5.7.CF201609, 8.5.7.CF201612, 8.5.7.CF201703, 8.5.7.CF201706, 8.5.7, 8.6.0.CF201712, 8.6.0.CF201803, 8.6,,, Version Independent

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Platform Independent, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Reference #: 0716245

Modified date: 06 July 2018