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Security Bulletin: FileNet Content Manager (FNCM) Content Platform Engine (CPE) user may gain authorization privileges of another user in specific cases

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FileNet Content Manager (FNCM) Content Platform Engine (CPE) user may gain authorization privileges of another user in specific cases

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2023-47716
DESCRIPTION:   IBM CP4BA - Filenet Content Manager Component could allow a user to gain the privileges of another user under unusual circumstances.
CVSS Base score: 6.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
FileNet Content Manager5.5.10.0
FileNet Content Manager5.5.11.0
FileNet Content Manager5.5.8.0
CP4BA - Filenet Content Manager21.0.3
CP4BA - Filenet Content Manager23.0.1


To resolve these vulnerabilities, install one of the patch sets listed below.

ProductVRMFAPARRemediation/First Fix
FileNet Content Manager5.5.8.0PJ472085.5.8.0-P8CPE-IF006 - 2/28/2024
FileNet Content Manager5.5.10.0PJ472085.5.10.0-P8CPE-IF002 - 1/26/2024
FileNet Content Manager5.5.11.0PJ472085.5.11.0-P8CPE-IF002 - 7/26/2024
CP4BA - Filenet Content Manager21.0.3PJ47208CP4BA-21.0.3-IF28 - 12/27/2023
CP4BA - Filenet Content Manager23.0.1PJ47208CP4BA-23.0.1-IF6 - 12/27/2023

In the above table, the APAR links will provide more information about the fix.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

29 Feb 2024: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
28 February 2024