Security Bulletin: Insufficient authorization check for project actions in IBM Business Process Manager (CVE-2014-4844)
By using IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) you can import and export process applications and toolkits. Although this functionality is available only to authorized users, the actual server side code accepts requests from lower privileged users.
CVE ID: CVE-2014-4844
CVSS Base Score: 6.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/95724 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)
IBM Business Process Manager allow importing and exporting process applications and toolkits. While this functionality is only available to authorized users in the user interface, the actual server side code accepts requests from lower privileged users.
Affected Products and Versions
- IBM Business Process Manager Standard V7.5.x, 8.0.x 8.5.x
- IBM Business Process Manager Express V7.5.x, 8.0.x 8.5.x
- IBM Business Process Manager Advanced V7.5.x, 8.0.x 8.5.x
Install the interim fix for APAR JR51286 as appropriate for your current IBM Business Process Manager version. Please note that on IBM Business Process Manager 126.96.36.199 the APAR is JR52424.
Workarounds and Mitigations
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ReferencesComplete CVSS v2 Guide
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Related informationIBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
2014-12-12- initial version published
2015-02-04 - updated APAR id for BPM 188.8.131.52
*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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|Business Integration||IBM Business Process Manager Standard||Security||AIX, Linux, Linux zSeries, Solaris, Windows||8.5.5, 184.108.40.206, 8.5, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 8.0.1, 8.0, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 7.5.1, 184.108.40.206, 7.5|
|Business Integration||IBM Business Process Manager Express||Security||Linux, Linux zSeries, Windows||8.5.5, 220.127.116.11, 8.5, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 8.0.1, 8.0, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 7.5.1, 220.127.116.11, 7.5|
More support for:
IBM Business Process Manager Advanced
Software version: 7.5, 18.104.22.168, 7.5.1, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 8.0, 8.0.1, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 8.5, 18.104.22.168, 8.5.5
Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS
Reference #: 1690554
Modified date: 04 February 2015