IBM Business Process Manager 7.5/8.0/8.5 XML Data xml external entity reference

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A vulnerability has been found in IBM Business Process Manager 7.5/8.0/8.5 (Business Process Management Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code of the component XML Data Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a xml external entity vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-611. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, and availability.

The bug was discovered 09/25/2017. The weakness was disclosed 09/26/2017 by Sergio Ortega Fernndez (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at ibm.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2017-1527 since 11/30/2016. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. A single authentication is needed for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 01/14/2021). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 1 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 370606 (IBM Business Process Manager XML External Entity (XXE) injection vulnerability (swg22007346)).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 100959) and X-Force (130156). The entries 107170, 107169 and 107168 are pretty similar.

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Class: XML External Entity
CWE: CWE-611
ATT&CK: Unknown

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11/30/2016 🔍
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09/27/2017 +1 days 🔍
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Vendor: https://www.ibm.com/

Advisory: ibm.com
Researcher: Sergio Ortega Fernndez
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CVE: CVE-2017-1527 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 100959 - IBM Business Process Manager CVE-2017-1527 XML External Entity Injection Vulnerability
X-Force: 130156

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Created: 09/27/2017 08:53 AM
Updated: 01/14/2021 02:53 PM
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