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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability exists in Apache-Xalan-Java used in IBM Sterling B2B Integrator and IBM Sterling File Gateway (CVE-2014-0107)

Security Bulletin


A security bypass vulnerability has been discovered in Apache Xalan-Java libraries used by IBM Sterling B2B Integrator and IBM Sterling File Gateway.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2014-0107

Description: Apache Xalan-Java could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions caused by the improper handling of output properties. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass the secure processing feature to load arbitrary restricted classes.

CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for more information
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Sterling B2B Integrator 5.1
IBM Sterling File Gateway 2.1



VRMFAPARRemediation/First Fix
Sterling B2B Integrator5.1.xIT03139 Apply Generic Interim Fix 5104_5. Available on IWM
Sterling File Gateway2.1.xIT03139Apply Generic Interim Fix 5104_5. Available on IWM

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Workarounds and Mitigations

None Known

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Change History

05 Aug 2014: Original version published

*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:
11 February 2020