IBM SPSS Modeler XML external entity unauthorized access

spss-xml-access (80316) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

IBM SPSS Modeler could allow a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to local SPSS Modeler resources, caused by improper handling of certain XML external entities. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted XML file, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information or cause a denial of service.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5.8
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 4.3
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to IBM Security Bulletin 1620758 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • IBM Security Bulletin 1620758: IBM SPSS Modeler - XML (CVE-2012-5769).
  • BID-57075: IBM SPSS Modeler CVE-2012-5769 XML Parsing Unspecified Security Vulnerability
  • CVE-2012-5769: IBM SPSS Modeler 14.0, 14.1, 14.2 through FP3, and 15.0 before FP2 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files, and possibly send HTTP requests to intranet servers or cause a denial of service (CPU and memory consumption), via an XML external entity declaration in conjunction with an entity reference.
  • OSVDB ID: 88845: IBM SPSS XML Document Handling Unspecified Information Disclosure
  • SA51715: IBM SPSS Modeler XML Document Parsing Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM SPSS Modeler 14.0
  • IBM SPSS Modeler 14.1
  • IBM SPSS Modeler 14.2
  • IBM SPSS Modeler 15.0

Reported:

Dec 28, 2012

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