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Security Bulletin: Financial Transaction Manager for ACH Services and Corporate Payment Services has a potential XML External Entity vulnerability (CVE-2017-1758)

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Financial Transaction Manager (FTM) for ACH Services and FTM for Corporate Payment Services (CPS) has addressed a potential XML External Entity vulnerability. For some web services, if the request is intercepted and modified, the XML payload could take advantage of XML External Entity Injection to cause denial of service.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1758
 IBM Financial Transaction Manager for ACH Services for Multi-Platform is vulnerable to a XML External Entity Injection (XXE) attack when processing XML data. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to expose sensitive information or consume memory resources.
CVSS Base Score: 7.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See 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

- FTM for ACH Services v3.0.2, v3.0.3, v3.0.4, v3.1.0

- FTM for CPS v3.0.2


Product VRMF APAR Remediation/First Fix
FTM for ACH Services 3.0.2
PI92266 3.0.2 apply or later.
3.0.3 apply or later.
3.0.4 apply or later.
3.1.0 apply 3.1.0-FTM-ACH-MP-fp0001 or later.
FTM for CPS 3.0.2 PI92266 3.0.2 apply or later.

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Related information

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Change History

19 February 2018: Original version published

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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Financial Operations Financial Transaction Manager IBM Financial Transaction Manager for Corporate Payment Services Platform Independent 3.0.2,,

Document information

More support for: Financial Transaction Manager
IBM Financial Transaction Manager for ACH Services

Software version: 3.0.2,,, 3.0.3,, 3.0.4,, 3.1.0,

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 2012828

Modified date: 19 February 2018