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Security Bulletin: InfoSphere Information Server is vulnerable to XML External Entity Injection (XXE) (CVE-2016-6059)

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Summary

IBM InfoSphere Information Server is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an XML External Entity Injection (XXE) error when processing XML data.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-6059
DESCRIPTION: IBM InfoSphere Information Server is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an XML External Entity Injection (XXE) error when processing XML data. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to expose highly sensitive information or consume all available memory resources.
CVSS Base Score: 7.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/117232 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

The following products, running on all supported platforms, are affected:
IBM Information Server Framework: versions 11.3, and 11.5
IBM InfoSphere DataStage Hierarchical Data stage: versions 11.3, and 11.5
IBM InfoSphere Information Server on Cloud: version 11.5

Remediation/Fixes

Product VRMF APAR Remediation/First Fix
InfoSphere Information Server, DataStage Hierarchical Data stage, Information Server on Cloud 11.5 JR56569 --Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server version 11.5.0.1
--Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server Framework Security patch
--Apply IBM InfoSphere DataStage Hierarchical Data Stage Connector Security patch
InfoSphere Information Server, DataStage Hierarchical Data stage 11.3 JR56569 --Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server version 11.3.1.2
--Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server Framework Security patch
--Apply IBM InfoSphere DataStage Hierarchical Data Stage Connector Security patch

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Acknowledgement

None

Change History

28 October 2016: Original version published
14 December 2016: Publish fix for version 11.3, and add fix information for Hierarchical Data stage

*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
Information Management InfoSphere Information Server AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows 11.5, 11.3

Document information

More support for: InfoSphere Information Server

Software version: 11.3, 11.5

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1991683

Modified date: 14 December 2016