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Security Bulletin: A denial of service vulnerability affects IBM Sterling B2B Integrator (CVE-2014-0050)

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IBM Sterling B2B Integrator is vulnerable to denial of service attack

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2014-0050
 Apache Commons FileUpload and Tomcat are vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the improper handling of Content-Type HTTP header for multipart requests. By sending a specially crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to enter into an infinite loop.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Sterling B2B Integrator 5.2,5.1


PRODUCT & Version
IBM Sterling B2B Integrator 5.2.0 - 5.2.5
1) apply Fix Pack 5020601 or
2) apply Fix Pack 5020500 then interim fix 5020500_11.
The Fix Packs and interim fix are available on Fix Central
IBM Sterling B2B Integrator 5.2.6
Apply fix pack 5020601 available on Fix Central
Sterling B2B Integrator 5.1
Apply Fix Pack 5105 available on IWM

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

22 December 2015: Original version published
04 February 2016: Added remediation information
04 May 2016: Added for 5.1

*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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Document information

More support for: Sterling B2B Integrator

Software version: 5.1, 5.2

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1972944

Modified date: 04 May 2016