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Security Bulletin: 10x Vulnerability in IBM Control Center Could Allow Potential XML External Entity (XXE) Injection

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Summary

IBM Control Center has addressed the following vulnerability: A potential 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.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1758
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Control Center is vulnerable to a potential 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 https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/135859 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 Control Center 6.0.0.0 through 6.0.0.2
IBM Control Center 6.1.0.0 through 6.1.0.2 iFix01
IBM Control Center 6.1.1.0 base release

Remediation/Fixes

Product
VRMF
APAR
Remediation / First Fix
IBM Control Center 6.0.0.2 IT23983 Fix Central - 6.0.0.2
IBM Control Center 6.1.0.2 IT23983 Fix Central - 6.1.0.2
IBM Control Center 6.1.1.0 IT23983 Fix Central - 6.1.1.0

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

Change History

Original draft.
2018-02-14 - Updated Summary section to match the CVE description.

*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: IBM Control Center

Software version: 6.0, 6.1, 6.1.1

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 2013375

Modified date: 16 February 2018