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Security Bulletin: XML External Entity Processing in Castor might affect IBM Business Process Manager (CVE-2014-3004)

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Summary

An XML External Entity Processing vulnerability has been reported for the Castor open source library that is used in IBM Business Process Manager (BPM).

Vulnerability Details

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-3004
Description: Castor Library could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an XML External Entity Injection (XXE) error when processing XML data. By sending specially-crafted XML data, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/93519 for more information
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

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 JR51672 as appropriate for your current IBM Business Process Manager 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

2015-03-13 - initial version published

*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 #: 1690565

Modified date: 13 March 2015