Apache Xalan-Java output properties security bypass

apache-xalanjava-cve20140107-sec-bypass (92023) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Apache Xalan-Java could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the improper handling of output properties. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass the secure processing feature to load arbitrary restricted classes.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

Apply the patch for this vulnerability, available from the Apache SVN Repository. See References.

For IBM products:
Refer to the appropriate IBM Security Bulletin for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system.

References:

  • Apache SVN Repository: Revision 1581058.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1674134: IBM FileNet Content Manager, IBM Content Foundation and FileNet Process Engine Open Source Apache Xalan-Java reported in April X-Force Report (CVE-2014-0107).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1674334: IBM FileNet Business Process Framework is affected by a vulnerability in Apache Xalan-Java (CVE-2014-0107).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1676093: Security exposure in IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation Management (CVE-2014-0107).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1677145: A vulnerability exists in Apache Xalan-Java prior to 2.7.2 as used in IBM QRadar SIEM 7.1 MR2, and 7.2 MR2. (CVE-2014-0107).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1677967: IBM Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager, Open Source Apache Xalan-Java vulnerability (CVE-2014-0107).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1680703: Vulnerability exists in Apache-Xalan-Java used in IBM Sterling B2B Integrator and IBM Sterling File Gateway (CVE-2014-0107).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1680715: IBM Distributed Marketing is affected by a vulnerability in Apache Xalan-Java (CVE-2014-0107).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1681933: A vulnerability exists in Apache Xalan-Java prior to 2.7.2 as used in IBM Sterling Control Center 5.2 (CVE-2014-0107).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1682526: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities found in IBM Sterling Secure Proxy (CVE-2014-0878, CVE-2014-0107, CVE-2014-0453, CVE-2014-4263, CVE-2014-4244).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1682529: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities found in IBM Sterling External Authentication Server (CVE-2014-0878, CVE-2014-0107, CVE-2014-0453, CVE-2014-4263, CVE-2014-4244).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1682740: Cognos BI Server is affected by the following vulnerabilities: CVE-2014-0107, CVE-2014-0075, CVE-2014-0096, CVE-2014-0099, CVE-2014-0119, CVE-2014-0878, CVE-2014-0460.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1682884: IBM Case Foundation Open Source Apache Xalan-Java reported in April X-Force Report.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1683524: IBM Cognos Metrics Manager is affected by a vulnerability in Apache Xalan-Java (CVE-2014-0107).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1684289: Open Source Apache Xalan-Java in Workplace XT.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1684862: Open Source Apache Xalan-Java in FileNet P8 Application Engine.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1685571: Open Source Apache Xalan-Java reported in April X-Force Report in IBM Content Navigator.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1685735: IBM Algo One - Algo Risk Application ("ARA") is affected by an Apache Xalan-Java security exposure (CVE-2014-0107).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1687258: Vulnerabilities in IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) DocumentStore administration (CVE-2014-0107, CVE-2014-4763).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1687344: IBM FileNet Business Process Manager Open Source Apache Xalan-Java reported in April X-Force Report (CVE-2014-0107).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1687639: IBM Cognos Express is affected by the following vulnerability: CVE-2014-0107.
  • oCERT #2014-002: Xalan-Java insufficient secure processing.
  • BID-66397: Apache Xalan-Java Library CVE-2014-0107 Security Bypass Vulnerability
  • CVE-2014-0107: The TransformerFactory in Apache Xalan-Java before 2.7.2 does not properly restrict access to certain properties when FEATURE_SECURE_PROCESSING is enabled, which allows remote attackers to bypass expected restrictions and load arbitrary classes or access external resources via a crafted (1) xalan:content-header, (2) xalan:entities, (3) xslt:content-header, or (4) xslt:entities property, or a Java property that is bound to the XSLT 1.0 system-property function.
  • RHSA-2014-0348: Important: xalan-j2 security update
  • RHSA-2014-0453: Important: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.2.2 security update
  • RHSA-2014-0591: Important: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.2.0 security update
  • SA57563: Apache Xalan-Java FEATURE_SECURE_PROCESSING Properties Handling Security Bypass Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Apache Xalan-Java 2.7.0
  • IBM Algo One 4.9.1
  • IBM Algo One 5.0
  • IBM Business Process Manager Advanced 8.5.5
  • IBM Case Foundation 5.2
  • IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.1
  • IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.1.1
  • IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2
  • IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.1
  • IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 8.4.1
  • IBM Cognos Express 10.1
  • IBM Cognos Express 10.2.1
  • IBM Cognos Express 9.5
  • IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation Management 7.2.1
  • IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation Management 7.3.0
  • IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation Management 8.0
  • IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation Management 8.0.1
  • IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation Management 8.0.2
  • IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation Management 8.0.3
  • IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation Management 8.0.4
  • IBM Content Navigator 2.0
  • IBM Content Navigator 2.0.1
  • IBM Content Navigator 2.0.2
  • IBM Distributed Marketing 7.5
  • IBM Distributed Marketing 8.0
  • IBM Distributed Marketing 8.2
  • IBM Distributed Marketing 8.5
  • IBM Distributed Marketing 8.6
  • IBM FileNet Business Process Framework 4.1.0
  • IBM FileNet Content Manager 1.1.5
  • IBM FileNet Content Manager 4.0.2
  • IBM FileNet Content Manager 5.0
  • IBM FileNet Content Manager 5.2.0
  • IBM FileNet P8 Platform 5.0
  • IBM FileNet P8 Platform 5.1
  • IBM Security QRadar SIEM 7.1
  • IBM Security QRadar SIEM 7.2
  • IBM Sterling B2B Integrator 5.1
  • IBM Sterling Control Center 5.2
  • IBM Sterling Secure Proxy
  • IBM Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager 6.2
  • IBM Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager 6.3.0
  • IBM Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager 6.4
  • IBM Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager 6.4.1
  • JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 Server
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Desktop 6
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux HPC Node 6

Reported:

Mar 24, 2014

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