ESB-2017.3099 - [Win][Linux][AIX] IBM Watson Explorer : Execute arbitrary code/commands - Remote/unauthenticated 2017-12-05

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                               ESB-2017.3099
    Security Bulletin: Vulnerability affects Watson Explorer Analytical
      Components, Watson Explorer Foundational Components Annotation
            Administration Console and Watson Content Analytics
                              5 December 2017

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM Watson Explorer
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  AIX
                   Linux variants
                   Windows
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2016-1000031  

Reference:         ESB-2017.3098
                   ESB-2017.3070
                   ESB-2017.2878

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22011118

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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability affects Watson Explorer Analytical 
Components, Watson Explorer Foundational Components Annotation Administration
Console and Watson Content Analytics

Security Bulletin

Document information

More support for: Watson Explorer

Software version: 10.0.0, 10.0.0.1, 10.0.0.2, 10.0.0.3, 11.0.0, 11.0.1, 
11.0.2, 11.0.2.1

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows

Reference #: 2011118

Modified date: 04 December 2017

Summary

A security vulnerability affects IBM Watson Explorer Analytical Components, 
Watson Explorer Foundational Components Annotation Administration Console and
Watson Content Analytics.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-1000031

DESCRIPTION: Apache Commons FileUpload, as used in Novell NetIQ Sentinel and 
other products, could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the
system, caused by deserialization of untrusted data in DiskFileItem class of 
the FileUpload library. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to
execute arbitrary code under the context of the current process.

CVSS Base Score: 9.8

CVSS Temporal Score: See 
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/117957 for the current 
score

CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined

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

Affected Products and Versions

The vulnerability applies to the following product and version:

Watson Explorer Analytical Components Version 11.0.0.0 - 11.0.0.3, 11.0.1.0, 
11.0.2.0 - 11.0.2.1, Version 10.0.0.0 - 10.0.0.2

IBM Watson Explorer Foundational Components Annotation Administration Console
Version 11.0.0.0 - 11.0.0.3, 11.0.1.0, 11.0.2.0 - 11.0.2.1, Version 10.0.0.0 -
10.0.0.2

Watson Content Analytics Version 3.5.0.0 - 3.5.0.4

Remediation/Fixes

For information about fixes, see the applicable row in the following table. 
The table reflects product names at the time the specified versions were 
released. To use the links to Fix Central in this table, you must first log in
to the IBM Support: Fix Central site at 
http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/.

+--------------+---------+-----------------------------------------------------+
|Affected      |Affected |Fix                                                  |
|Product       |Versions |                                                     |
+--------------+---------+-----------------------------------------------------+
|Watson        |11.0.0.0 |Upgrade to Watson Explorer Analytical Components     |
|Explorer      |-        |Version 11.0.2.2. For information about this version,|
|Analytical    |11.0.0.3,|and links to the software and release notes, see the |
|Components    |11.0.1,  |download document. For information about upgrading,  |
|              |11.0.2.0 |see the upgrade procedures.                          |
|              |-        |                                                     |
|              |11.0.2.1 |                                                     |
+--------------+---------+-----------------------------------------------------+
|Watson        |10.0.0.0 |Contact IBM Support for more information.            |
|Explorer      |-        |                                                     |
|Analytical    |10.0.0.2 |                                                     |
|Components    |         |                                                     |
+--------------+---------+-----------------------------------------------------+
|IBM Watson    |11.0.0.0 |Upgrade to Watson Explorer Foundational Components   |
|Explorer      |-        |Annotation Administration Console Version 11.0.2.2.  |
|Foundational  |11.0.0.3,|For information about this version, and links to the |
|Components    |11.0.1,  |software and release notes, see the download document|
|Annotation    |11.0.2.0 |. For information about upgrading, see the upgrade   |
|Administration|-        |procedures.                                          |
|Console       |11.0.2.1 |                                                     |
+--------------+---------+-----------------------------------------------------+
|IBM Watson    |10.0 -   |Contact IBM Support for more information.            |
|Explorer      |10.0.0.2 |                                                     |
|Foundational  |         |                                                     |
|Components    |         |                                                     |
|Annotation    |         |                                                     |
|Administration|         |                                                     |
|Console       |         |                                                     |
+--------------+---------+-----------------------------------------------------+
|Watson Content|3.5.0.0 -|Contact IBM Support for more information.            |
|Analytics     |3.5.0.4  |                                                     |
+--------------+---------+-----------------------------------------------------+


References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide

On-line Calculator v3

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal

IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

4 Dec 2017 : initial publish

*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

According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the 
Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard 
designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and 
priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY 
OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS 
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT 
OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.

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