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Security Bulletin: IBM FileNet Content Manager component FileNet Deployment Manager security vulnerability

Security Bulletin


FileNet Deployment Manager external DTD security vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1844
DESCRIPTION: IBM Case Manager 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

FileNet Content Manager 5.2.1, 5.5.0


To resolve these vulnerabilities, install one of the releases listed below.

Product VRMF APAR Remediation/First Fix
FileNet Content Manager


PJ45146 - 10/8/2018 - 12/18/2018

In the above table, the APAR links will provide more information about the fix.

Workarounds and Mitigations

Do not run FileNet Deployment Manager or upgrade to or

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See BPM Security Bulletin# 0734193

Change History

8 October, 2018 Initial Bulletin Release
9 January, 2019, Updated for release

*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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Document Information

Modified date:
09 January 2019