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Security Bulletin: IBM PowerVM Novalink is vulnerable because IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty 17.0.0.3 through 24.0.0.5 are vulnerable to an XML External Entity Injection (XXE) attack.(CVE-2024-2235)

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM PowerVM Novalink is vulnerable because IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty 17.0.0.3 through 24.0.0.5 are vulnerable to an XML External Entity Injection (XXE) attack when processing XML data. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to expose sensitive information, consume memory resources, or to conduct a server-side request forgery attack.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2024-22354
DESCRIPTION:   IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5, 9.0 and IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty 17.0.0.3 through 24.0.0.5 are vulnerable to an XML External Entity Injection (XXE) attack when processing XML data. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to expose sensitive information, consume memory resources, or to conduct a server-side request forgery attack. IBM X-Force ID: 280401.
CVSS Base score: 7
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/280401 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:L/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

 
Affected Product(s)Version(s)
 PowerVM Novalink2.0.0.0
 PowerVM Novalink2.0.1
 PowerVM Novalink2.0.2
 PowerVM Novalink2.0.2.1
 PowerVM Novalink2.0.3
 PowerVM Novalink2.0.3.1
 PowerVM Novalink2.1.0
 PowerVM Novalink2.1.1
 PowerVM Novalink2.2.0
 PowerVM Novalink2.2.1

 

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

Change History

02 Jul 2024: 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:
02 July 2024

UID

ibm17159507