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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   IBM WebSphere Vendors:   IBM
(IBM Issues Fix for IBM WebSphere Portal) Apache Batik SVG File XML External Entity Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039151
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1039151
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-5662   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 14 2017
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.1, 7.0, 8.0, 8.5, 9.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apache Batik. A remote user can conduct XML external entity attacks to obtain files on the target system. IBM WebSphere Portal is affected.

A remote user can supply a specially crafted SVG file to the target interface to read files on the target system with the privileges of the target service.

Lars Krapf of Adobe and Pierre Ernst at Salesforce independently reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can read files on the target system with the privileges of the target service.
Solution:   IBM has issued a fix for IBM WebSphere Portal (APARs PI81353, PI85290).

The IBM advisory is available at:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22006871

Vendor URL:  www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22006871 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any), z/OS

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Apr 20 2017 Apache Batik SVG File XML External Entity Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information



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