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Security Bulletin: IBM InfoSphere Information Server is affected by a XXE (XML External Entity) Injection vulnerability

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Summary

An XXE (XML External Entity) Injection vulnerability was addressed by IBM InfoSphere Information Server.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1845
DESCRIPTION: IBM InfoSphere Information Server 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 https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/150905 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

The following products, running on all supported platforms, are affected:
IBM InfoSphere Information Server: versions 11.3, 11.5, and 11.7
IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog: versions 11.3, 11.5, and 11.7
IBM InfoSphere Information Server on Cloud: version 11.5, and 11.7
IBM InfoSphere Information Server Business Glossary version 9.1
IBM InfoSphere Information Server Metadata Workbench 9.1

Remediation/Fixes

Product

VRMF

APAR

Remediation/First Fix

InfoSphere Information Server,
Information Governance Catalog, Information Server on Cloud

11.7

JR60159

--Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server version 11.7.1.0

--For IBM InfoSphere Information Server Enterprise Edition in a containerized environment, apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server 11.7.1.0

InfoSphere Information Server, Information Governance Catalog, Information Server on Cloud

11.5

JR60159

--Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server version 11.5.0.2
--Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server 11.5 Service Pack 5
--Apply Information Governance Catalog Security patch
--Apply Information Server XMETA Security patch
--Apply Information Server istool Security patch

InfoSphere Information Server,
Information Governance Catalog

11.3

JR60159

--Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server version 11.3.1.2
--Apply Information Governance Catalog Security patch
--Apply Information Server XMETA Security patch
--Apply Information Server istool Security patch

Business Glossary, Metadata Workbench

9.1

JR60159

--Upgrade to a new release

For IBM InfoSphere Information Server version 9.1, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.


Contact Technical Support:
In the United States and Canada dial 1-800-IBM-SERV
View the support contacts for other countries outside of the United States.
Electronically open a Service Request with Information Server Technical Support.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

This vulnerability was reported to IBM by Pawel Gocyla.

Change History

04 March 2019: Original version published
12 April 2019: Publish fix for version 11.3
19 April 2019: Publish fix for Enterprise Edition version 11.7.1
29 April 2019: Publish fix for version 11.7.1

*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.

Disclaimer

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Internal Use Only

121668

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Document Information

Modified date:
29 April 2019

UID

ibm10738917