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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Apache Standard Taglibs affects IBM WebSphere Application Server (CVE-2015-0254)

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Summary

There is an XML External Entity Injection (XXE) vulnerability in the Apache Standard Taglibs that affects IBM WebSphere Application Server.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-0254
DESCRIPTION:
Apache Standard Taglibs could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an XML External Entity Injection (XXE) error when processing XML data. By sending specially-crafted XML data, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/101550 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Affected Products and Versions

This vulnerability affects the following versions and releases of IBM WebSphere Application Server

  • Version 8.5.5 Full Profile and Liberty
  • Version 8.5 Full Profile and Liberty
  • Version 8.0
  • Version 7.0
  • Version 6.1

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply the interim fix, Fix Pack or PTF containing APAR PI56811 for each named product as soon as practical.

For WebSphere Application Server:

For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.9 Liberty:

· Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI56811
--OR--
· Apply Liberty Fix Pack 16.0.0.2 or later.

For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.9 Full Profile:

· Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI56811

--OR--
· Apply Fix Pack 8.5.5.10 or later.

For V8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.12:
· Upgrade to a minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI56811

--OR--
· Apply Fix Pack 8.0.0.13 or later.

For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.41:

· Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI56811

--OR--
· Apply Fix Pack 7.0.0.43 or later.


For V6.1.0.0 through 6.1.0.47:

· Upgrade to 6.1.0.47 then apply Interim Fix PI56811

Workarounds and Mitigations

none

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References

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Change History

09 June 2016: original document published
24 August 2016: updated scoring due to change
13 September 2016: updated fix pack release dates

*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:
15 June 2018

UID

swg21978495