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IBM InfoSphere Information Server XML External Entity Processing Flaw in Apache POI Lets Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037741
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-5000   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 31 2017
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.7, 9.1, 11.3, 11.5
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM InfoSphere Information Server. A remote user can conduct XML external entity attacks to obtain files on the target system.

A remote user can supply specially crafted XML External Entity (XXE) data to the target interface to trigger a flaw in XLSX2CSV and read files on the target system with the privileges of the target service.

The vulnerability resides in the Apache POI component.

Impact:   A remote user can read files on the target system with the privileges of the target service.
Solution:   IBM has issued a fix (APAR JR56838).

The IBM advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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