ESB-2017.2355 - [Win][Linux][Solaris][AIX] IBM Content Classification: Denial of service - Remote/unauthenticated 2017-09-18

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                               ESB-2017.2355
       Security Bulletin: Open Source Apache PDFBox Vulnerabilities
                       in IBM Content Classification
                             18 September 2017

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM Content Classification
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  AIX
                   Solaris
                   Windows
                   Linux variants
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service        -- Remote/Unauthenticated
                   Access Confidential Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2016-2175  

Reference:         ESB-2017.0335

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21991021

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Security Bulletin: Open Source Apache PDFBox Vulnerabilities in IBM Content
Classification

Security Bulletin

Document information

More support for:

Content Classification

Software version:

8.8

Operating system(s):

AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

1991021

Modified date:

15 September 2017

Summary

Apache PDFBox could allow a remote authenticated attacker to obtain sensitive
information, caused by a XML external entity (XXE) error when processing XML
data by the XML parser. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to
read arbitrary files on the system or cause a denial of service.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:

CVE-2016-2175

DESCRIPTION:

Apache PDFBox could allow a remote authenticated attacker to obtain sensitive
information, caused by a XML external entity (XXE) error when processing XML
data by the XML parser. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to
read arbitrary files on the system or cause a denial of service.

CVSS Base Score: 5.3

CVSS Temporal Score: See

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/113548

for the current score

CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined

CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Content Classification Versions 8.8


Remediation/Fixes

Product                     VRM   Remediation

IBM Content Classification  8.8   Use IBM Content Classification 8.8 Interim Fix 8

Workarounds and Mitigations

None. Install the interim fix.


References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide

On-line Calculator v3


Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal

IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog



Change History

September 15, 2017: 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.

Disclaimer

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Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard
designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and
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FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT
OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.

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