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Security Bulletin: XML External Entity (XXE) vulnerability in IBM Sterling B2B Integrator and IBM Sterling File Gateway (CVE-2015-0194)

Security Bulletin


A vulnerability in IBM Sterling B2B Integrator and IBM Sterling File Gateway XML External Entity (XXE) processing could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information.

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2015-0194

DESCRIPTION: IBM Sterling File Gateway could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an XML External Entity Injection (XXE) error when processing XML data. An attacker could declare an entity referencing the content of a local file to obtain sensitive information.

CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Sterling B2B Integrator 5.2 and IBM Sterling File Gateway 2.2

IBM Sterling B2B Integrator 5.1 and IBM Sterling File Gateway 2.1


PRODUCTVRMFAPARRemediation/First Fix
Sterling Integrator 5.1 or Sterling File Gateway 2.15.1.x or 2.1.xIT06733Apply Generic Interim Fix 5104_7.

Available on IWM

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IBM Sterling B2B Integrator 5.2 or IBM Sterling File Gateway or 2.2.5IT06733Apply Generic Interim Fix 5020500_3 if on IBM Sterling B2B Integrator 5.2.5.

Available on Fix Central

Fix details can be found here:
Fix List for IBM Sterling B2B Integrator V5.2

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Change History

26 March 2015: Original version published
13 May 2015: Updating for IBM Sterling Integrator 5.1

*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