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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability has been identified in IBM Cloud Orchestrator teamwork API (CVE-2016-0206 )

Security Bulletin


A potential denial of service vulnerability has been identified in IBM Cloud Orchestrator teamwork executeServiceByName API if an invalid URL is provided by local authenticated user.

IBM Cloud Orchestrator, formerly known as IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator has addressed the issue.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-0206
IBM Cloud Orchestrator could allow a local authenticated attacker to cause the server to slow down for a short period of time by using a specially crafted and malformed URL.
CVSS Base Score: 3.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Cloud Orchestrator V2.3, V2.3.0.1 V2.4, V2.4.0.1, V2.4.0.2


The recommended solution is to apply the fixes as soon as practical. Please see below for information on the fixes available.

ProductVRMFRemediation/First Fix
IBM Cloud OrchestratorV2.3, V2.3.0.1, V2.4, V2.4.0.1, V2.4.0.2IBM recommends upgrading to Fix Pack 3 ( or later of IBM Cloud Orchestrator.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

30 October 2016: 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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Internal Use Only

OLD Summary : IBM Cloud Orchestrator is affected by the vulnerability identified in JSON parsing malformed URL in teamwork executeServiceByName API Denial of Service.

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Document Information

Modified date:
17 June 2018