IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Apache Commons Collections Library InvokerTransformer code injection

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A vulnerability was found in IBM Cognos Business Intelligence (Business Process Management Software) (affected version not known). It has been rated as critical. Affected by this issue is the function InvokerTransformer of the component Apache Commons Collections Library. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-94. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was released 01/02/2016 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2015-7450 since 09/29/2015. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. Technical details as well as a public exploit are known.

A public exploit has been developed by Metasploit in Python and been published 2 years after the advisory. It is declared as highly functional. The exploit is available at As 0-day the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 87171 (IBM WebSphere Java Object Deserialization RCE), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Web Servers and running in the context remote.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published before and not just after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 77653) and Tenable (87171). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 80031 and 80032.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 9.3
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Class: Privilege escalation
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Access: Public
Status: Highly functional
Author: Metasploit
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Nessus ID: 87171
Nessus Name: IBM WebSphere Java Object Deserialization RCE
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OpenVAS ID: 103277
OpenVAS Name: IBM WebSphere Application Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (Active check)
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Saint ID: websphere_serialjava
Saint Name: IBM WebSphere Management Server Apache Commons

MetaSploit ID: ibm_websphere_java_deserialize.rb
MetaSploit Name: IBM WebSphere RCE Java Deserialization Vulnerability
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Suricata ID: 2024062
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09/29/2015 🔍
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Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2015-7450 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 77653 - IBM WebSphere Application Server CVE-2015-7450 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

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Created: 01/03/2016 01:26 PM
Updated: 05/26/2018 07:54 AM
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