IBM Business Process Manager V8.5.5 provides a standalone tool for editing configuration properties files that is called the "IBM BPM Configuration editor." This editor is based on open source Node.js technology. A security vulnerability has been reported for Node.js.
Note: The IBM BPM Configuration editor is an optional stand-alone tool. It can be extracted and started explicitly as described in the Configuring your environment graphically with the IBM BPM Configuration editor topic within the product documentation.
CVE ID: CVE-2014-5256
CVSS Base Score: 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/95057 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Node.js is vulnerable to a denial of service that is caused by a memory corruption error. By sending an overly long JSON string, a remote attacker might exploit this vulnerability to cause a segmentation fault.
Affected Products and Versions
- IBM Business Process Manager Standard V220.127.116.11
- IBM Business Process Manager Express V18.104.22.168
- IBM Business Process Manager Advanced V22.214.171.124
Install the interim fix for APAR JR51163 as appropriate for your current IBM Business Process Manager version.
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29 September 2014: original document published
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