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Security Bulletin: IBM Forms Experience Builder is vulnerable to XML External Entity (XXE) Processing (CVE-2016-0369)

Security Bulletin


IBM Forms Experience Builder is vulnerable to an XML External Entity processing exposure potentially leading to information disclosure.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-0369
DESCRIPTION: IBM Forms Experience Builder could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an XML External Entity Injection (XXE) when processing XML data. By sending specially-crafted XML data, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 2.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Forms Experience Builder 8.5
IBM Forms Experience Builder 8.5.1
IBM Forms Experience Builder 8.6



IBM Forms Experience Builder8.5.0.*LO88448To obtain the fix and installation assistance for these versions, contact IBM Support.
IBM Forms Experience Builder8.5.1LO88448
IBM Forms Experience Builder8.6.0LO88448Download and Install 8.6.3

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

16 August 2016: 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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Document Information

Modified date:
16 June 2018