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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability has been identified in IBM Cloud Orchestrator teamwork API (CVE-2016-0206 )

Security Bulletin


A potential denial of service vulnerability has been identified in IBM Cloud Orchestrator teamwork executeServiceByName API if an invalid URL is provided by local authenticated user.

IBM Cloud Orchestrator, formerly known as IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator has addressed the issue.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-0206
IBM Cloud Orchestrator could allow a local authenticated attacker to cause the server to slow down for a short period of time by using a specially crafted and malformed URL.
CVSS Base Score: 3.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Cloud Orchestrator V2.3, V2.3.0.1 V2.4, V2.4.0.1, V2.4.0.2


The recommended solution is to apply the fixes as soon as practical. Please see below for information on the fixes available.

Product VRMF Remediation/First Fix
IBM Cloud Orchestrator V2.3, V2.3.0.1, V2.4, V2.4.0.1, V2.4.0.2 IBM recommends upgrading to Fix Pack 3 ( or later of IBM Cloud Orchestrator.

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Related information

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Change History

30 October 2016: 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.


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Document information

More support for: IBM Cloud Orchestrator

Software version: 2.3,, 2.4,,

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: C1000141

Modified date: 02 December 2016