IBM Integration Bus and WebSphere Message Broker SOAP FLOWS are vulnerable to XML external entity attack.
DESCRIPTION: IBM Integration Bus and WebSphere Message Broker SOAP FLOWS are vulnerable to a denial of service attack, caused by an XML External Entity Injection (XXE) error when processing XML data. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to expose highly sensitive information or consume all available memory resources.
CVSS Base Score: 8.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/119580 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:N/A:L)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM Integration Bus V10.0 & V9.0
WebSphere Message Broker V8.0
|IBM Integration Bus||V10||IT14799||The APAR is available in fix pack 10.0.0.5|
|IBM Integration Bus||V9||IT14799||The APAR is available in fix pack 188.8.131.52|
|WebSphere Message Broker||V8||IT14799||The APAR is available in fix pack 184.108.40.206|
For unsupported versions of the product, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.
The planned maintenance release dates for WebSphere Message Broker and IBM Integration Bus are available at :
Workarounds and Mitigations
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10 Feb 2017 - Original version Published
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23 March 2020