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Security Bulletin: Injection vulnerabilities in WebSphere Lombardi Edition and IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) (CVE-2014-3087)

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Summary

Service inputs can be passed into callService.do as URL parameters in an XML format. Because of insufficient input validation, XML injection attacks are possible.

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3087
DESCRIPTION:
IBM WebSphere Lombardi Edition and IBM Business Process Manager might allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, which is caused by an XML External Entity Injection (XXE) error when processing XML data. By sending specially crafted XML data, an attacker might exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 4.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/94112 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

    • IBM Business Process Manager Express Versions 7.5.x, 8.0.x, 8.5.0, and 8.5.5
    • IBM Business Process Manager Standard Versions 7.5.x, 8.0.x, 8.5.0, and 8.5.5
    • IBM Business Process Manager Advanced Versions 7.5.x, 8.0.x, 8.5.0, and 8.5.5
    • IBM WebSphere Lombardi Edition Version 7.2

Remediation/Fixes

Install interim fix JR50616 as appropriate for your current IBM Business Process Manager or WebSphere Lombardi Edition version.

  • IBM Business Process Manager Express
  • IBM Business Process Manager Standard
  • IBM Business Process Manager Advanced
  • IBM WebSphere Lombardi Edition
  • If you are using earlier unsupported versions, IBM strongly recommends upgrading to a supported version.
  • Workarounds and Mitigations

    None

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    References

    Complete CVSS v2 Guide
    On-line Calculator v2

    Related information

    IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
    IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

    Change History

    2014-07-30 - initial version published
    2015-10-07 - updated version information

    *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
    Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
    Business Integration IBM Business Process Manager Express Security Linux, Linux zSeries, Windows 8.5.5, 8.5.0.1, 8.5, 8.0.1.2, 8.0.1.1, 8.0.1, 8.0, 7.5.1.2, 7.5.1.1, 7.5.1, 7.5.0.1, 7.5
    Business Integration IBM Business Process Manager Standard Security AIX, Linux, Linux zSeries, Solaris, Windows 8.5.5, 8.5.0.1, 8.5, 8.0.1.2, 8.0.1.1, 8.0.1, 8.0, 7.5.1.2, 7.5.1.1, 7.5.1, 7.5.0.1, 7.5
    Business Integration WebSphere Lombardi Edition Security AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Linux zSeries, Linux/x86, Platform Independent, Solaris, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP 7.2.0.5, 7.2.0.4, 7.2.0.3, 7.2.0.2, 7.2.0.1, 7.2

    Product Alias/Synonym

    BPM

    Document information

    More support for: IBM Business Process Manager Advanced
    Security

    Software version: 7.5, 7.5.0.1, 7.5.1, 7.5.1.1, 7.5.1.2, 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.1.1, 8.0.1.2, 8.5, 8.5.0.1, 8.5.5

    Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

    Reference #: 1679726

    Modified date: 30 July 2014