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Security Bulletin: IBM FileNet Content Manager and IBM Content Foundation – XML 4J denial of service attack (CVE-2013-4002)

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The XML4J parser that is shipped with the IBM FileNet Content Manager and IBM Content Foundation is vulnerable to a denial of service attack, triggered by malformed XML data.


The products listed below might be affected by security vulnerabilities reported to the Apache Xerces-J project:

· IBM FileNet Content Manager 5.2.0 and
· IBM Content Foundation v5.2

Vulnerability details:

The following security vulnerabilities exist in the XML4J shipped with IBM FileNet Content Manager 5.2.0 and, and IBM Content Foundation 5.2.0.

CVEID: CVE-2013-4002
CVSS Base Score: 7.1
CVSS Temporal Score:
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Affected products and versions:

· IBM FileNet Content Manager 5.2.0 and
· IBM Content Foundation 5.2.0


Apply the following fixes:

Fix*How to acquire fix fix packDownload from Fix Central. Note that both IBM FileNet Content Manager and IBM Content Foundation are patched by the same 5.2.0.x patch streams.

Work around(s):


Complete CVSS Guide
On-line Calculator V2

Related information:
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

*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 Flash.

Note: According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.

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Document Information

Modified date:
25 September 2022