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Security Bulletin: IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog is vulnerable to XXE Injection Attack (CVE-2016-0250)

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Summary

IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog could allow a remote authenticated attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a XML external entity (XXE) error when processing XML data by the XML parser. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to read arbitrary files on the system or cause a denial of service.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-0250
DESCRIPTION: IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog could allow a remote authenticated attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a XML external entity (XXE) error when processing XML data by the XML parser. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to read arbitrary files on the system or cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/110510 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

The following product, running on all supported platforms, is affected:
IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog: versions 11.3 and 11.5

Remediation/Fixes

Product

VRMFAPARRemediation/First Fix
InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog11.5JR55283--Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server version 11.5.0.1
--Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog Security patch
InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog11.3JR55283--Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server version 11.3.1.2
--Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog Security patch

Note: The same fix may be listed under multiple vulnerabilities. Installing the fix addresses all vulnerabilities to which the fix applies. Also, some fixes require installing both a fix pack and a subsequent patch. While the fix pack must be installed first, any additional patches required may be installed in any order.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

This vulnerability was reported to IBM by Artur Czyz (Company: Prevenity, E-Mail: vr@prevenity.com, Website: www.prevenity.com)

Change History

07 April 2016: Original version published
03 May 2016: Publish fix for 11.5

*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

PSIRT 70136

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Document Information

Modified date:
16 June 2018

UID

swg21977152