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Security Bulletin: XML Entity Expansion vulnerability (CVE-2018-1702) affects IBM Platform Symphony, IBM Spectrum Symphony

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Summary

XML Entity Expansion vulnerability (CVE-2018-1702) affects IBM Platform Symphony, IBM Spectrum Symphony

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:  CVE-2018-1702
DESCRIPTION:  IBM Spectrum Symphony is vulnerable to a XML External Entity Injection (XXE) attack when processing XML data. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to expose sensitive information or consume memory resources.
CVSS Base Score: 7.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/146189 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Platform Symphony 7.1 Fix Pack 1 and 7.1.1

IBM Spectrum Symphony 7.1.2 and 7.2.0.2

Remediation/Fixes

The fixes can be downloaded from IBM Fix Central:

sym-7.1-build494537: 
http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?product=ibm/Other+software/Platform+Symphony&release=All&platform=All&function=fixId&fixids=sym-7.1-build494537&includeSupersedes=0

sym-7.1.1-build494444:
http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?product=ibm/Other+software/Platform+Symphony&release=All&platform=All&function=fixId&fixids=sym-7.1.1-build494444&includeSupersedes=0
sym-7.1.2-build494315:
http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?product=ibm/Other+software/IBM+Spectrum+Symphony&release=All&platform=All&function=fixId&fixids=sym-7.1.2-build494315&includeSupersedes=0
sym-7.2.0.2-build494326
http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?product=ibm/Other+software/IBM+Spectrum+Symphony&release=All&platform=All&function=fixId&fixids=sym-7.2.0.2-build494326&includeSupersedes=0

Workarounds and Mitigations

None.

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Reference

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related Information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Acknowledgement

Luca Baggio

Change History

August 1, 2018: Original version.

*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: IBM Spectrum Symphony

Software version: All Versions

Operating system(s): Linux

Reference #: 0719659

Modified date: 03 August 2018


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