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Security Bulletin: Plugin Uploads in IBM UrbanCode Deploy Vulnerable to XML Injection (CVE-2017-1149)

Security Bulletin


Specially crafted malicious plugin uploads to UrbanCode Deploy can reveal sensitive data and consume system resources.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1149
 IBM UrbanCode Deploy (UCD) 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 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

All fixpacks of IBM UrbanCode Deploy 6.1 - and IBM UrbanCode Deploy 6.2 - are affected.


For IBM UrbanCode Deploy versions 6.2 through, upgrade to IBM UrbanCode Deploy 6.2.4.

For IBM UrbanCode Deploy versions 6.1 to, upgrade the server to IBM UrbanCode Deploy

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Related information

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Change History

11 April 2017: Original Copy 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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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Cloud and Virtualization Management IBM UrbanCode Deploy 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.1, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2, 6.2.1, 6.2.2,, 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.1, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2, 6.2.1, 6.2.2,

Document information

More support for: IBM UrbanCode Deploy

Software version:,, 6.1,,,,, 6.1.1,,,,,,,,, 6.1.2, 6.1.3,,,,,, 6.2,,, 6.2.1,,, 6.2.2,,,

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

Reference #: C1000289

Modified date: 26 April 2017