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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Apache Tomcat Server (CVE-2023-28709 ) affects Power HMC

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Apache Tomcat Server is used by Power Hardware Management Console (HMC). HMC has addressed the applicable CVE.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2023-28709
DESCRIPTION:   Apache Tomcat is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an incomplete fix for CVE-2023-24998 related to the failure to limit the number of request parts to be processed in the file upload function. By sending a specially crafted request using query string parameters, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
HMC V10.2.1030.0V10.2.1030.0
HMC V10.1.1010.0HMC V10.1.1010.0


The following fixes are available on IBM Fix Central at:

Power HMC
V10.2.1040.0  ppc
Power HMC
V10.2.1040.0  x86
Power HMC
V10.1.1020.0  x86
Power HMC
V10.1.1020.0  ppc

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

16 Aug 2023: Updated Remediation/Fixes section 
20 Jun 2023: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
16 August 2023