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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2014.1316
         Security Bulletin: IBM Docs fixes for vulnerabilities in
                    Open Source libxml2 (CVE-2014-0191)
                               5 August 2014

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM Docs
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  Linux variants
                   Windows
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-0191  

Reference:         ESB-2014.1173
                   ESB-2014.1156
                   ESB-2014.0767

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21679852

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Security Bulletin: IBM Docs fixes for vulnerabilities in Open Source libxml2
(CVE-2014-0191)

Document information
More support for:
IBM Docs
Software version:
1.0.5
Operating system(s):
Linux, Windows
Reference #:
1679852
Modified date:
2014-07-29

Security Bulletin

Summary

Libxml2 used by IBM Docs is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by
the expansion of internal entities. A remote attacker could exploit this
vulnerability using a specially-crafted XML document containing malicious
attributes to consume all available CPU resources.

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0191
DESCRIPTION: Libxml2 is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by
the expansion of internal entities. A remote attacker could exploit this
vulnerability using a specially-crafted XML document containing malicious
attributes to consume all available CPU resources.

CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/93092 for more
information
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Docs 1.0.5 - all other versions are not effected.

Remediation/Fixes

Upgrade to IBM Docs 1.0.6 to fix the problem.

Workarounds and Mitigations

No

References
Complete CVSS Guide
On-line Calculator V2
CVE-2014-0191

Related information
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will
ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact
of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the
Reference section of this Security Bulletin.

Disclaimer

According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the
Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard
designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency
and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT
WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING
THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.

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