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Security Bulletin: Security vulnerability in Apache Commons FileUpload used by WebSphere Application Server affects IBM SPSS Analytic Server (CVE-2016-1000031)

Security Bulletin


The Apache Commons FileUpload that is used by IBM® WebSphere™ Application Server affects IBM SPSS Analytic Server. The potential threat could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system. The fix for this issue requires an update to the Websphere application server (detailed in another security bulletin) and an update to a specific IBM SPSS Analytic Server *.jar file.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-1000031
Apache Commons FileUpload, as used in several products, could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by deserialization of untrusted data in DiskFileItem class of the FileUpload library. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the current process.
CVSS Base Score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
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

IBM SPSS Analytic Server
IBM SPSS Analytic Server
IBM SPSS Analytic Server
IBM SPSS Analytic Server
IBM SPSS Analytic Server
IBM SPSS Analytic Server


The recommended solution is to apply the appropriate IBM® WebSphere™ Application Server update and the IBM SPSS Analytic Server interim fix that is appropriate for your environment.

The IBM® WebSphere™ Application Server update is discussed in a separate security bulletin.

ProductVRMFRemediation/First Fix
SPSS Analytic Server2.0.0.0
SPSS Analytic Server2.1.0.0
SPSS Analytic Server3.0.0.0
SPSS Analytic Server3.0.1.0
SPSS Analytic Server3.1.0.0
SPSS Analytic Server3.1.1.0

You should verify applying this fix does not cause any compatibility issue in your environment.

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*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