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Security Bulletin: Insufficient authorization check for project actions in IBM Business Process Manager (CVE-2014-4844)

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Summary

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.

Vulnerability Details

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

Remediation/Fixes

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 8.0.1.3 the APAR is JR52424.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None.

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Important note

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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

2014-12-12- initial version published
2015-02-04 - updated APAR id for BPM 8.0.1.3

*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.

Disclaimer

According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Business Integration IBM Business Process Manager Standard Security AIX, Linux, Linux zSeries, Solaris, Windows 8.5.5, 8.5.0.1, 8.5, 8.0.1.3, 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 Express Security Linux, Linux zSeries, Windows 8.5.5, 8.5.0.1, 8.5, 8.0.1.3, 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

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, 8.0.1.3, 8.5, 8.5.0.1, 8.5.5

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

Reference #: 1690554

Modified date: 04 February 2015