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Security Bulletin: A Security vulnerability has been identified in IBM WebSphere Application Server shipped with IBM Business Process Manager, WebSphere Process Server and WebSphere Lombardi Edition (CVE-2016-8919)

Security Bulletin


WebSphere Application Server is shipped as a component of IBM Business Process Manager, WebSphere Process Server, and WebSphere Lombardi Edition. Information about a security vulnerability affecting WebSphere Application Server has been published in a security bulletin.

Vulnerability Details

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for vulnerability details and information about fixes.

Affected Products and Versions

- IBM Business Process Manager V7.5.0.0 through V7.5.1.2

- IBM Business Process Manager V8.0.0.0 through V8.0.1.3

- IBM Business Process Manager V8.5.0.0 through V8.5.0.2

- IBM Business Process Manager V8.5.5.0

- IBM Business Process Manager V8.5.6.0 through V8.5.6.0 CF2

- IBM Business Process Manager V8.5.7.0 through V8.5.7.0 CF 2017.03

- WebSphere Process Server V7.0.x

- WebSphere Lombardi Edition V7.2.0.x

At the time of shipping IBM Business Process Manager V8.5.7.0 CF 2017.03, WebSphere Application Server is the latest available fixpack. CF 2017.03 installation instructions include a reference to this vulnerability and advise to manually install the required Interim Fix.

For earlier and unsupported versions of the products, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version of the product.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

24 Feb 2017: Original Version Published
31 Mar 2017: Added affected product version IBM Business Process Manager V8.5.7.0 CF 2017.03

*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 IBM Business Process Manager Express Security Linux, Windows 8.5.7.CF201703, 8.5.7.CF201612, 8.5.7.CF201609, 8.5.7.CF201606, 8.5.7,,, 8.5.6, 8.5.5,,, 8.5,,,, 8.0.1, 8.0,,, 7.5.1,, 7.5
Business Integration IBM Business Process Manager Standard Security AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows 8.5.7.CF201703, 8.5.7.CF201612, 8.5.7.CF201609, 8.5.7.CF201606, 8.5.7,,, 8.5.6, 8.5.5,,, 8.5,,,, 8.0.1, 8.0,,, 7.5.1,, 7.5
Business Integration WebSphere Lombardi Edition Security AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Linux zSeries, Linux/x86, Solaris, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP,,,,, 7.2
Business Integration WebSphere Process Server AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS,,,,, 7.0

Document information

More support for: IBM Business Process Manager Advanced

Software version: 7.5,, 7.5.1,,, 8.0, 8.0.1,,,, 8.5,,, 8.5.5, 8.5.6,,, 8.5.7.CF201606, 8.5.7.CF201609, 8.5.7.CF201612, 8.5.7.CF201703, 8.5.7

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

Reference #: 1997477

Modified date: 31 March 2017