ESB-2018.3077 - [Win][Linux][HP-UX][Solaris][AIX] IBM FileNet Content Manager: Denial of service - Remote with user interaction 2018-10-11

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                               ESB-2018.3077
        Security Bulletin: IBM FileNet Content Manager affected by
                   Apache PDFBox security vulnerability
                              11 October 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM FileNet Content Manager
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  AIX
                   HP-UX
                   Linux variants
                   Solaris
                   Windows
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-8036  

Reference:         ESB-2018.2712
                   ESB-2018.2662
                   ESB-2018.1910

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10716315

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Security Bulletin: IBM FileNet Content Manager affected by Apache PDFBox
security vulnerability

Document information

Software version: 5.2.1, 5.5.0

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 0716315

Modified date: 09 October 2018

Summary

IBM FileNet Content Manager has addressed the following security
vulnerability.

Apache PDFBox is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an out of memory
exception in AFMParser. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted
file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the
application to enter into an infinite loop.

For more information please refer to the X-Force database entries referenced
below.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-8036
DESCRIPTION: Apache PDFBox is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an
out of memory exception in AFMParser. By persuading a victim to open a
specially-crafted file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to
cause the application to enter into an infinite loop.
CVSS Base Score: 5.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
145592 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM FileNet Content Manager 5.2.1, 5.5.0, 5.5.1

Remediation/Fixes

To address this vulnerability install one of the fixes listed below to upgrade
to Apache PDFBox 1.8.15 or higher.

+-----------------------------------+-------+----------+---------------------------------------------------+
|Product                            |VRMF   |APAR      |Remediation/First Fix                              |
+-----------------------------------+-------+----------+---------------------------------------------------+
|FileNet Content Manager            |5.2.1  |PJ45440   |5.2.1.7-P8CPE-IF004 - 10/8/2018                    |
|                                   |       |PJ45440   |5.2.1.7-P8CSS-IF004 - 10/8/2018                    |
|                                   |5.5.0  |PJ45440   |5.5.1.0-P8CPE-IF001 - 8/24/2018                    |
+-----------------------------------+-------+----------+---------------------------------------------------+
In the above table, the APAR links will provide more information about the fix

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

Change History

8 October, 2018: 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

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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