Security Bulletin: IBM Connections Docs is Vulnerable to a Stack-based Buffer Overflow (CVE-2016-3705)
IBM Connections Docs uses libxml2 in document conversion service. Libxml2 is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow.
DESCRIPTION: libxml2 is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow, caused by an out-of-bounds read of xmlParserEntityCheck() and xmlParseAttValueComplex() functions in parser.c. By persuading a victim to open a specially crafted XML file, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 6.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/112885 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM Connections Docs 2.0
Upgrade to IBM Connections Docs 2.0 CR2 to fix the issue.
|IBM Connections Docs version||CR|
|2.0.0||IBM Docs 2.0 CR2|
Workarounds and Mitigations
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ReferencesComplete CVSS v3 Guide
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Related informationIBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
27 April 2017: Original version published
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IBM Connections Docs
Software version: 2.0
Operating system(s): Linux, Windows
Reference #: 2001685
Modified date: 27 April 2017
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