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Security Bulletin: Apache Commons Collections library in WebSphere Application Server Knowledge Center is vulnerable (CVE-2015-7450)

Security Bulletin


Summary

The Knowledge Center Component used in Version 9 of the WebSphere Application Server needs an updated Apache Commons Collections library.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2015-7450
DESCRIPTION:   Serialized-object interfaces in certain IBM analytics, business solutions, cognitive, IT infrastructure, and mobile and social products allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via a crafted serialized Java object, related to the InvokerTransformer class in the Apache Commons Collections library.
CVSS Base score: 9.8
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
WebSphere Application Server9.0

Remediation/Fixes

For IBM WebSphere Application Server:

For V9.0.0.0 through 9.0.5.1:

  • Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PH16353

-- OR

  • Apply Fix Pack 9.0.5.2 or later (targeted availability 4Q2019).

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

Change History

14 Nov 2019: Initial Publication

*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

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
20 December 2019

UID

ibm11107105