Security Bulletin: XML External Entity Processing in Castor might affect IBM Business Process Manager (CVE-2014-3004)
An XML External Entity Processing vulnerability has been reported for the Castor open source library that is used in IBM Business Process Manager (BPM).
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
Install the interim fix for APAR JR51672 as appropriate for your current IBM Business Process Manager version.
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
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.
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|Business Integration||IBM Business Process Manager Standard||Security||AIX, Linux, Linux zSeries, Solaris, 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|
|Business Integration||IBM Business Process Manager Express||Security||Linux, Linux zSeries, Windows||8.5.5, 18.104.22.168, 8.5, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 8.0.1, 8.0, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 7.5.1, 18.104.22.168, 7.5|
More support for:
IBM Business Process Manager Advanced
Software version: 7.5, 22.214.171.124, 7.5.1, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 8.0, 8.0.1, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 8.5, 22.214.171.124, 8.5.5
Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS
Reference #: 1690565
Modified date: 13 March 2015