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Security Bulletin: IBM FileNet Content Manager and Case Foundation security vulnerability in Process Orchestration Web Service logging

Security Bulletin


A security vulnerability in IBM FileNet Content Manager and Case Foundation, in some case, could contain user information in the log when Process Orchestration Web Services is invoked.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2019-4572
DESCRIPTION: IBM FileNet Content Manager in specific configurations, could log the web service user credentials into a log file that could be accessed by an administrator on the local machine.
CVSS Base Score: 4.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

FileNet Content Manager and Case Foundation 5.5.2, 5.5.3.
This security vulnerability only exists in, and (GA).


To resolve these vulnerabilities, install one of the patch sets listed below.

Product VRMF APAR Remediation/First Fix
FileNet Content Manager
PJ45882 - 10/9/2019 - 9/27/2019

Workarounds and Mitigations

Stop use of Process Engine (PE) Process Orchestration's advanced "Partner Links function".

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Change History

Initial Release: 10 October 2019

*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 Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
10 October 2019