ESB-2017.2799 - [Linux] IBM Streams: Multiple vulnerabilities 2017-11-03

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                               ESB-2017.2799
          Security Bulletin:  Multiple vulnerabilities in XMLsoft
                        Libxml2 affect IBM Streams
                              3 November 2017

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:          IBM Streams
Publisher:        IBM
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact/Access:    Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
                  Denial of Service               -- Remote with User Interaction
                  Access Confidential Data        -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:       Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:        CVE-2016-9318 CVE-2016-2073 

Reference:        ASB-2016.0065
                  ESB-2017.2550
                  ESB-2017.0838
                  ESB-2016.2993
                  ESB-2016.2868
                  ESB-2016.1550
                  ESB-2016.1452

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Security Bulletin:  Multiple vulnerabilities in XMLsoft Libxml2 affect IBM
Streams

Security Bulletin

Document information

More support for:

IBM Streams

Software version:

3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.2.1, 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.1, 4.1.1, 4.2, 4.2.1

Operating system(s):

Linux

Software edition:

All Editions

Reference #:

2010194

Modified date:

01 November 2017

Summary

There are multiple vulnerabilities in Libxml2 library used by IBM Streams.
IBM Streams has addressed the applicable CVEs.

Vulnerability Details

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-2073
Description: libxml2 is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow, caused by
an out-of-bounds read in the htmlParseNameComplex() function. By persuading a
victim to open a specially crafted XML file, a remote attacker could overflow
a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to
crash.
CVSS Base Score: 6.300
CVSS Temporal Score:
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/110307
for more information
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-9318
Description: Libxml2 could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive
information, caused by failure to offer a flag directly indicating the status
of current document. By using a specially-crafted document to conduct a XML
external entity (XXE) attack, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to
obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 5.500
CVSS Temporal Score:
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/119018
for more information
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

The following versions may be impacted:

IBM Streams Version 4.2.1.2 and earlier
IBM InfoSphere Streams Version 4.1.1.4 and earlier
IBM InfoSphere Streams Version 4.0.1.4 and earlier
IBM InfoSphere Streams Version 3.2.1.6 and earlier
IBM InfoSphere Streams Version 3.1.0.8 and earlier
IBM InfoSphere Streams Version 3.0.0.6 and earlier

Remediation/Fixes

NOTE:

Fix Packs are available on IBM Fix Central.

To remediate/fix this issue, follow the instructions below:

Version 4.2.x: Apply 4.2.1 Fix Pack 3 (4.2.1.3) or higher.

Version 4.1.x: Apply 4.1.1 Fix Pack 5 (4.1.1.5) or higher.

Version 4.0.x: Apply 4.0.1 Fix Pack 5 (4.0.1.5) or higher.

Versions 3.2.x, 3.1.x, and 3.0.x: For versions earlier than 4.x.x, IBM
recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the
product. Customers who cannot upgrade and need to secure their installation
should open a PMR with IBM Technical Support and request assistance securing
their InfoSphere Streams system against the vulnerabilities identified in
this Security Bulletin.

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

Change History

Created November 1, 2017

*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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