IBM Platform Symphony/Spectrum Symphony XML Data xml external entity reference

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in IBM Platform Symphony and Spectrum Symphony (the affected version is unknown). Affected is an unknown code of the component XML Data Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a xml external entity reference vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-611. The product processes an XML document that can contain XML entities with URIs that resolve to documents outside of the intended sphere of control, causing the product to embed incorrect documents into its output. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

IBM Platform Symphony 7.1 Fix Pack 1 and 7.1.1 and IBM Spectrum Symphony 7.1.2 and 7.2.0.2 are vulnerable to a XML External Entity Injection (XXE) attack when processing XML data. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to expose sensitive information or consume memory resources. IBM X-Force ID: 146189.

The bug was discovered 08/03/2018. The weakness was published 09/28/2018 (Website). The advisory is available at exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2018-1702 since 12/12/2017. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. A authentication is needed for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 05/19/2023). 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 56 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k.

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

Similar entry is available at VDB-124591.

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Class: Xml external entity reference
CWE: CWE-611 / CWE-610
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12/12/2017 🔍
08/03/2018 +233 days 🔍
09/28/2018 +55 days 🔍
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09/29/2018 +1 days 🔍
05/19/2023 +1693 days 🔍

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Vendor: ibm.com

Advisory: exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com
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CVE: CVE-2018-1702 (🔍)
X-Force: 146189

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Created: 09/29/2018 07:40 AM
Updated: 05/19/2023 02:24 PM
Changes: 09/29/2018 07:40 AM (59), 03/28/2020 08:31 AM (1), 05/19/2023 02:22 PM (3), 05/19/2023 02:24 PM (13)
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