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Security Bulletin: Incorrect SSL/TLS handling in Remote Artifact Loader in IBM Business Process Manager Advanced and WebSphere Process Server

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM WebSphere Process Server and IBM Business Process Manager Advanced have a component "Remote Artifact Loader" (RAL) that allows access to artifacts contained in other applications. In remote access cases a HTTPS connection from the RAL client to the RAL server is established. This HTTPS connection does not honor the Application Server's configuration SSL /TLS connections.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-7441
DESCRIPTION:
 IBM WebSphere Process Server and IBM Business Process Manager Advanced have a component "Remote Artifact Loader" (RAL) that allows access to artifacts contained in other applications. In remote access cases a HTTPS connection from the RAL client to the RAL server is established. This HTTPS connection does not honor the Application Server's configuration SSL /TLS connections.
CVSS Base Score: 8.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108099 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

  • WebSphere Process Server V7
  • IBM Business Process Manager Advanced V7.5.0.0 - V7.5.1.2
  • IBM Business Process Manager Advanced V8.0.0.0 - V8.0.1.3
  • IBM Business Process Manager Advanced V8.5.0.0 - V8.5.6.0
For any version of WebSphere Prcoess Server, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the IBM Business Process Manager Advanced.

Note that IBM Business Process Manager Standard Edition and IBM Business Process Manager Express Edition are not affected.

Remediation/Fixes

Install IBM Business Process Manager interim fix JR54760 as appropriate for your current IBM Business Process Manager or WebSphere Process Server version.


Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

Related information

Change History

2015-12-21 - 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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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Business Integration WebSphere Process Server Security AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS 7.0.0.5, 7.0.0.4, 7.0.0.3, 7.0.0.2, 7.0.0.1, 7.0

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, 8.5.0.2, 8.5.5, 8.5.6

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

Reference #: 1971968

Modified date: 21 December 2015