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Vulnerability in Apache Commons affects IBM Algo Credit Manager
27 November 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Algo Credit Manager
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2015-7450
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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Apache Commons affects IBM Algo Credit
More support for:
Algo Credit Manager
AIX, Linux, Windows
An Apache Commons Collections vulnerability for handling Java object
deserialization was addressed by IBM Algo Credit Manager
DESCRIPTION: Apache Commons Collections could allow a remote attacker to
execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by the deserialization of data
with Java InvokerTransformer class. By sending specially crafted data, an
attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary Java code on
CVSS Base Score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/107918 for the current
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM Algo Credit Manager 5.2 and 5.3
A fix has been created for version 5.2 of the named product. Download and
install the fix as soon as practicable. Fix and installation instructions are
provided at the URL listed below.
Patch Number Download URL
ACM 220.127.116.11 IF1 http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/quickorder?parent=ibm~Information+Management&product=ibm/Information+Management/Algo+Credit+Manager&release=All&platform=All&function=fixId&fixids=18.104.22.168-Algo-CreditMgr-IF0001:0&includeSupersedes=0&source=fc&login=true
ACM 22.214.171.124 Link to the fix will be here as soon as the patch is available
For versions prior to 5.2 IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported
version/release/platform of the product.
IBM recommends that you review your entire environment to identify vulnerable
releases of the open-source Apache Commons Collections and take appropriate
mitigation and remediation actions.
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