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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in Open Source BeanShell has been addressed by IBM Kenexa LMS (CVE-2016-2510)

Security Bulletin


A vulnerability in Open Source BeanShell has been addressed by LMS

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-2510
DESCRIPTION: BeanShell could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by the deserialization of untrusted data using Java serialization or XStream. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability deserialize data and execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Affected Products and Versions

4.0, 4.1, 4.2.x, 5.0, 5.1


The issue has been fixed in IBM LMS 5.2. IBM recommends updating to the latest release.

IBM LMS is available via IBM Passport Advantage. The following link directs you to the Passport Advantage Online Web site. Passport Advantage is a secure Web site that requires an account ID and password.

A fix for all affected versions can be downloaded from Fix Central

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Change History

06 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

Modified date:
17 June 2018