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Security Bulletin: IBM InfoSphere MDM Reference Data Management affected by XML External Entity vulnerability(CVE-2015-1909)

Security Bulletin


IBM MDM InfoSphere Reference Data Management is vulnerable to XML External Entity attack caused by weakly configured XML parser.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-1909
IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Server could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an XML External Entity Injection (XXE) error when processing an XML request. By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information which could result in gaining WebSphere Commerce administrator access.
CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM InfoSphere MDM Reference Data Management Versions 11.4, 11.3, 11.0, 10.1.


The recommended solution is to apply the fix as soon as practical. Please see below for information on the fixes available.

ProductVRMFAPARRemediation/First Fix
IBM InfoSphere MDM Reference Data Management
IBM InfoSphere MDM Reference Data Management
IBM InfoSphere MDM Reference Data Management
IBM InfoSphere MDM Reference Data Management

Workarounds and Mitigations

None known

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Change History

9-April-2015: Original version published
28-May-2015: Remediations/Fixes updated with RDM 11.3 FP03

*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:
27 April 2022