VDB-75487 · CVE-2014-8924 · BID 74478

IBM License Metric Tool up to 7.2.2/7.5 XML Data xml external entity reference

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A vulnerability has been found in IBM License Metric Tool up to 7.2.2/7.5 and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown processing of the component XML Data Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a xml external entity reference vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is 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. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

The server in IBM License Metric Tool 7.2.2 before IF15 and 7.5 before IF24 and Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed 7.2.2 before IF15 and 7.5 before IF24 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files or send TCP requests to intranet servers via XML data containing an external entity declaration in conjunction with an entity reference, related to an XML External Entity (XXE) issue.

The weakness was disclosed 05/20/2015 by Vincent Ruijter with Verizon (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at www-01.ibm.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2014-8924. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

Upgrading to version 7.2.2 IF15 or 7.5 IF24 eliminates this vulnerability.

The entry 75486 is pretty similar.






CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.0

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Temp Score: 7.0
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Class: Xml external entity reference
CWE: CWE-611 / CWE-610
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: License Metric Tool 7.2.2 IF15/7.5 IF24


11/14/2014 🔍
04/30/2015 +167 days 🔍
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05/21/2015 +1 days 🔍
06/09/2015 +19 days 🔍
05/19/2022 +2536 days 🔍


Vendor: ibm.com

Advisory: www-01.ibm.com
Researcher: Vincent Ruijter
Organization: Verizon
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2014-8924 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1032275
Vulnerability Center: 50432 - IBM License Metric Tool and Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed Remote XXE Attack, Medium
SecurityFocus: 74478 - Multiple IBM Products CVE-2014-8924 XML External Entity Information Disclosure Vulnerability

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Created: 05/21/2015 10:16 AM
Updated: 05/19/2022 09:05 AM
Changes: 05/21/2015 10:16 AM (56), 06/30/2017 05:50 AM (6), 05/19/2022 09:05 AM (4)
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