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Security Bulletin: Security Bulletin: A Zip Slip vulnerability is exposed in Case Manager (CVE-2018-1884)

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IBM Case Manager has addressed the following vulnerability. A Zip Slip vulnerability is exposed in Case Manager with the ability to import solution package zip files. (CVE-2018-1884)

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1884
DESCRIPTION: IBM Case Manager is vulnerabile to a "zip slip" vulnerability which could allow a remote attacker to execute code using directory traversal techniques.
CVSS Base Score: 4.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected IBM Case Manager Affected Versions
IBM Case Manager 5.3.X
IBM Case Manager 5.2.1
IBM Case Manager 5.2.0
IBM Case Manager 5.1.1



Remediation/First Fix
IBM Case Manager - PJ45456 or later versions
IBM Case Manager - PJ45494 or later
IBM Case Manager - PJ45495 or later

IBM Case Manager V5.1.1 is no longer in full support; IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.

Workarounds and Mitigations

The issue can be mitigated by doing the following:

  1. Ensuring that the handling of solution package zip files are well controlled, where the package is not exposed to modification.
  2. Generating and validating the checksum for the zip file at the source and target environment where the zip is to be exposed to the Case Manager product.

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Change History

30 Nov, 2018: Original Version Published

*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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Internal Use Only

Advisory ID 12433 / Product Record ID 118656 / CVE-2018-1884

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Document Information

Modified date:
12 December 2018