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        Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities affect Rational
                             Publishing Engine
                             12 February 2020


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Rational Publishing Engine
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  Network Appliance
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated      
                   Denial of Service               -- Remote/Unauthenticated      
                   Access Privileged Data          -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2019-4431 CVE-2015-0254 CVE-2012-0881

Reference:         ESB-2016.1614

Original Bulletin: 

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Multiple security vulnerabilities affecting Rational Publishing Engine.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2015-0254
DESCRIPTION:   Apache Standard Taglibs before 1.2.3 allows remote attackers to
execute arbitrary code or conduct external XML entity (XXE) attacks via a
crafted XSLT extension in a (1)<x:parse> or (2)<x:transform> JSTL XML tag.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
101550 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

CVEID:   CVE-2012-0881
DESCRIPTION:   Apache Xerces2 Java Parser before 2.12.0 allows remote attackers
to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a crafted message to an XML
service, which triggers hash table collisions.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
134404 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)
CVEID:   CVE-2019-4431
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Publishing Engine is vulnerable to cross-site scripting.
This vulnerability allows users to embed arbitrary JavaScript code in the Web
UI thus altering the intended functionality potentially leading to credentials
disclosure within a trusted session.
CVSS Base score: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
162888 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

|Affected Product(s) |Version(s)|
|RPE                 |   |
|RPE                 |6.0.6     |


For Rational Publishing Engine 6.0.6, upgrade to ifix002 or later, which can be
downloaded from:

Rational Publishing Engine 6.0.6 ifix002

For Rational Publishing Engine, upgrade to ifix001 or later, which can
be downloaded from:

Rational Publishing Engine ifix001

Workarounds and Mitigations


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