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Security Bulletin: QMF for WebSphere is affected by a vulnerability in Apache Commons FileUpload (CVE-2014-0050)

Security Bulletin


Apache Commons FileUpload and Tomcat are vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the improper handling of Content-Type HTTP header for multipart requests. By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to enter into an infinite loop.

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2014-050
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: 3.9 See
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV/N:AC/L:Au/N:C/C:I/C:A/C)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected releases/versions/platforms:
-QMF for WebSphere V9.1 Fix Pack 22 (and lower)
-QMF for WebSphere V10.1 Fix Pack 9 (and lower)
-QMF for WebSphere V11.1 Fix Pack 1 (and lower)


The recommended solution is to install the appropriate product Fix Pack below, all available for download from IBM Fix Central.
-QMF for WebSphere V9.1 Fix Pack 23
-QMF for WebSphere V10.1 Fix Pack 10
-QMF for WebSphere V11.1 Fix Pack 2

Workarounds and Mitigations

None known.

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*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:
16 June 2018