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Security Bulletin: An Apache Commons Compress vulnerability has been identified with the embedded IBM FileNet P8 Content Platform Engine component in IBM Business Process Manager and IBM Business Automation Workflow

Security Bulletin


Summary

An Apache Commons Compress vulnerability has been identified with the embeded IBM FileNet P8 Content Platform Engine component, specifically with the Administration Console for Content Platform Engine application, in IBM Business Process Manager and IBM Business Automation Workflow.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2019-12402
DESCRIPTION:   The file name encoding algorithm used internally in Apache Commons Compress 1.15 to 1.18 can get into an infinite loop when faced with specially crafted inputs. This can lead to a denial of service attack if an attacker can choose the file names inside of an archive created by Compress.
CVSS Base score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/165956 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Business Process Manager8.5.7
IBM Business Automation Workflow18.0.0.0
IBM Business Automation Workflow18.0.0.1

Note: CVE 2019-12402, which is specifically for an IBM Administration Console for Content Platform Engine that is part of the embedded Content Platform Engine, does not affect Business Automation Workflow V18.0.0.2 or later versions.


Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply the Interim Fix (iFix) or Cumulative Fix (CF) containing APAR  JR61648  as soon as practical:


For IBM Business Automation Workflow V18.0.0.1
· Upgrade to minimal cumulative fix levels as required by iFix and then apply iFix  JR61648
--OR--
· Apply cumulative fix Business Automation Workflow V19.0.0.3

For IBM Business Process Manager V8.6.0.0 through V8.6.0.0 CF 2018.03
· Upgrade to minimal cumulative fix levels as required by iFix and then apply iFix  JR61648
--OR--
· Upgrade to Business Automation Workflow V19.0.0.3

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

27 Jan 2020: 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:
27 January 2020

UID

ibm11283920