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Security Bulletin: XML Entity Expansion vulnerability (CVE-2018-1702) affects IBM Platform Symphony, IBM Spectrum Symphony

Security Bulletin


XML Entity Expansion vulnerability (CVE-2018-1702) affects IBM Platform Symphony, IBM Spectrum Symphony

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1702
DESCRIPTION: IBM Spectrum Symphony is vulnerable to a 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: 7.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Platform Symphony 7.1 Fix Pack 1 and 7.1.1

IBM Spectrum Symphony 7.1.2 and

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Luca Baggio

Change History

August 1, 2018: Original version.

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Document Information

Modified date:
03 August 2018