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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in IBM Rational Software Architect Design Manager can allow denial of service attack (CVE-2016-8974, CVE-2016-9698)

Security Bulletin


Summary

XML content of review comments and OSLC links can be altered to harm RSA DM server responsiveness.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-8974
Description: IBM Rhapsody DM 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/118911 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)


CVEID: CVE-2016-9698
Description: IBM Rhapsody DM 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/119522 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

IBM Rational Software Architect Design Manager 4.0.0 - 4.0.7
IBM Rational Software Architect Design Manager 5.0.0 - 5.0.2
IBM Rational Software Architect Design Manager 6.0.0 - 6.0.2

Remediation/Fixes

For IBM Rational Software Architect Design Manager version 4.0.0 - 4.0.7 contact IBM Support.

For IBM Rational Software Architect Design Manager version 5.0.0 - 5.0.1 upgrade to version 5.0.2 and apply 5.0.2 iFix011a.

For IBM Rational Software Architect Design Manager version 6.0.0 - 6.0.1 upgrade to version 6.0.2 and apply 6.0.2 iFix003a.

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

17 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

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Document information

More support for: Rational Software Architect Design Manager

Software version: 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 4.0.3, 4.0.4, 4.0.5, 4.0.6, 4.0.7, 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, 6.0, 6.0.1

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Reference #: 2002258

Modified date: 17 May 2017