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Security Bulletin: IBM MQ Explorer is vulnerable to an XML External Entity Injection (XXE) attack (CVE-2022-22489)

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM MQ Explorer is vulnerable to an XML External Entity Injection (XXE) attack due to improper XML validation in the import Wizard.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2022-22489
DESCRIPTION:   IBM MQ is vulnerable to an XML External Entity Injection (XXE) attack when processing XML data. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to expose sensitive information or consume memory resources.
CVSS Base score: 8.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/226339 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s) Version(s)
IBM MQ 9.1 LTS
IBM MQ 9.0 LTS
IBM MQ 8.0
IBM MQ 9.2 CD
IBM MQ 9.1 CD
IBM MQ 9.2 LTS

Remediation/Fixes

This issue was resolved under APAR IT39183

IBM MQ Version 8

Apply interim fix for APAR IT39183

IBM MQ Version 9.0

Apply FixPack 9.0.0.13

IBM MQ Version 9.1 LTS

Apply FixPack 9.1.0.11

IBM MQ Version 9.2 LTS

Apply FixPack 9.2.0.5

IBM MQ Version 9.1 CD and Version 9.2 CD

Upgrade to IBM MQ Version 9.3

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

17 Aug 2022: 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:
18 August 2022

UID

ibm16613021