IBM Support

Security Bulletin: IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Solution is affected by XML External Entity Injection and External Service Interaction vulnerabilities (CVE-2016-9691, CVE-2016-9692)

Security Bulletin


Summary

There are XML External Entity Injection and External Service Interaction vulnerabilities reported in WebSphere Cast Iron Solution. WebSphere Cast Iron Solution has remediated the affected versions.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-9691
DESCRIPTION:
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Solution 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: 8.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/119515 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:L/A:L)


CVEID:
CVE-2016-9692
DESCRIPTION:
IBM WebSphere CastIron is vulnerable to External Service Interaction attack, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to induce the application to perform server-side DNS lookups or HTTP requests to arbitrary domain names. By submitting suitable payloads, an attacker can cause the application server to attack other systems that it can interact with.
CVSS Base Score: 8.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/119516 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

WebSphere Cast Iron Solution v 7.5.1.0, v 7.5.0.1, v 7.5.0.0
WebSphere Cast Iron Solution v 7.0.0.2, v 7.0.0.1, v 7.0.0

Remediation/Fixes

Product VRMF APAR Remediation/First Fix
Cast Iron Appliance v 7.5.1.0,
v 7.5.0.1,
v 7.5.0.0
LI79537 iFix 7.5.1.0-CUMUIFIX-009
Cast Iron Appliance v 7.0.0.2,
v 7.0.0.1,
v 7.0.0
LI79537 iFix 7.0.0.2-CUMUIFIX-035

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

Get Notified about Future Security Bulletins

References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Acknowledgement

These vulnerabilities are identified by Jarad Kopf from Deltek.

Change History

01 May 2017: Original 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.

Disclaimer

According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.

Document information

More support for: WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud integration

Software version: 7.0.0, 7.0.0.1, 7.0.0.2, 7.5.0.0, 7.5.0.1, 7.5.1.0

Operating system(s): Firmware

Software edition: Physical, Virtual

Reference #: 1998014

Modified date: 01 May 2017