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Security Bulletin: Apache Commons FileUpload Vulnerabilities in IBM WebSphere MQ Managed File Transfer component (CVE-2016-1000031)

Security Bulletin


The DiskFileItem class in Apache Commons Fileupload before 1.3.3, as used in IBM WebSphere MQ Managed File Transfer, specifically the Web Gateway component, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code under current context of the current process causing an undefined behavior.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-1000031
 Apache Commons FileUpload, as used in IBM WebSphere MQ Managed File Transfer, specifically the Web Gateway component, could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by deserialization of untrusted data in DiskFileItem class of the FileUpload library. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the current process.
CVSS Base Score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM WebSphere MQ v7.5.0.0 to v7.5.0.8

IBM WebSphere MQ v8.0.0.0 to v8.0.0.8


IBM WebSphere MQ v7.5.0.0 to v7.5.0.8

Update to, if not already, IBM WebSphere fix pack and then apply interim fix

IBM WebSphere MQ v8.0.0.0 to v8.0.0.8

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Change History

30 April 2018 Draft published

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Document Information

Modified date:
15 June 2018