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Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) DocumentStore administration (CVE-2014-0107, CVE-2014-4763)

Security Bulletin


IBM Business Process Manager (BPM)V8.5.5.0 includes a web based application for administering the IBM BPM DocumentStore. A cross-site scripting vulnerability (CVE-2014-4763) and an open source library for XML processing vulnerability (CVE-2014-0107) have been reported in this web based application.

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0107
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for more information
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Apache Xalan-Java could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the improper handling of output properties.

CVE ID: CVE-2014-4763

CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Content Navigator in Content Engine in IBM FileNet Content Manager 5.2.x before and Content Foundation 5.2.x before allows remote authenticated users to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a crafted URL.

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Business Process Manager V8.5.5.0 (all editions)


Install IBM Business Process Manager interim fix JR51503 as appropriate for your current IBM Business Process Manager version.

Workarounds and Mitigations

The vulnerable application is required only for IBM Support to gather additional information. By default, only a single administrative user (deployment environment administrator) can access the application. You can prevent access to the application by removing all users and groups from the security role mapping in this application.
In the administrative console, go to Applications > Application Types > WebSphere Enterprise Applications > IBM_BPM_DocStoreAdmin_<clusterName> > Security role to user/group mapping and remove all users and groups from the role mapping.

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Change History

2014-11-17 initial publishing

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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
Business Integration IBM Business Process Manager Standard Security AIX, Linux, Linux zSeries, Solaris, Windows 8.5.5

Document information

More support for: IBM Business Process Manager Advanced

Software version: 8.5.5

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1687258

Modified date: 17 November 2014