ESB-2017.2356 - [Win][Linux][HP-UX][Solaris][AIX] IBM Products: Denial of service - Remote/unauthenticated 2017-09-18

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                               ESB-2017.2356
         Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in XStream affects IBM
               InfoSphere Information Governance components
                             18 September 2017

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog
                   IBM InfoSphere Information Server
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  AIX
                   HP-UX
                   Solaris
                   Linux variants
                   Windows
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-7957  

Reference:         ESB-2017.2276
                   ESB-2017.1085

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22004784

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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in XStream affects IBM InfoSphere
Information Governance components

Security Bulletin

Document information

More support for:

InfoSphere Information Server

Information Governance Catalog

Software version:

9.1, 11.3, 11.5

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

2004784

Modified date:

15 September 2017

Summary

A vulnerability in XStream was addressed by IBM InfoSphere Information
Governance Catalog, IBM InfoSphere Information Server Business Glossary, and
IBM InfoSphere Information Server Business Glossary Client for Eclipse.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:

CVE-2017-7957

DESCRIPTION:

XStream is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the improper handling
of attempts to create an instance of the primitive type 'void' during
unmarshalling. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause
the application to crash.

CVSS Base Score: 5.3

CVSS Temporal Score: See

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/125800

for the current score

CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined

CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

The following product, running on all supported platforms, is affected:

IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog: versions 9.1, 11.3, and 11.5

IBM InfoSphere Information Server Business Glossary Client for Eclipse:
versions 9.1, 11.3, and 11.5

IBM InfoSphere Information Server Business Glossary 9.1

IBM InfoSphere Information Server on Cloud version 11.5

Remediation/Fixes

Product                                                                                                       VRMF    APAR     Remediation/First Fix
InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog, Business Glossary Client for Eclipse, Information Server on Cloud  11.5    JR57991  --Apply InfoSphere Information Server version 11.5.0.2
                                                                                                                               --Apply InfoSphere Information Server 11.5 Service Pack 2
InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog, Business Glossary Client for Eclipse                               11.3    JR57991  Security patch will be available in Q4 2017
InfoSphere Business Glossary, Business Glossary Client for Eclipse                                            9.1     JR57991  Security patch will be available in Q4 2017


Contact Technical Support:

In the United States and Canada dial 1-800-IBM-SERV 
View the support contacts for other countries outside of the United States. 
Electronically open a Service Request with Information Server Technical Support.


Workarounds and Mitigations

None


References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide

On-line Calculator v3


Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal

IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog



Acknowledgement

None

Change History

15 September 2017: Original version published

*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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