ESB-2018.0587 - [Win][Linux][HP-UX][Solaris][AIX] IBM InfoSphere Metadata Workbench: Denial of service - Remote/unauthenticated 2018-02-28

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                               ESB-2018.0587
         Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in Struts affects IBM
                       InfoSphere Metadata Workbench
                             28 February 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM InfoSphere Metadata Workbench
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  AIX
                   HP-UX
                   Solaris
                   Linux variants
                   Windows
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-15707  

Reference:         ESB-2017.3093

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22013436

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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in Struts affects IBM InfoSphere Metadata
Workbench


Document information

More support for: InfoSphere Metadata Workbench

Software version: 9.1

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 2013436

Modified date: 27 February 2018


Summary

A Struts vulnerability affects IBM InfoSphere Metadata Workbench.


Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-15707

DESCRIPTION: Apache Struts is vulnerable to a denial of service. By sending a
specially crafted JSON request using outdated json-lib with the Struts REST
plugin, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of
service.

CVSS Base Score: 7.5

CVSS Temporal Score: See
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/135718 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:H)


Affected Products and Versions

The following product, running on all supported platforms, is affected:
IBM InfoSphere Metadata Workbench: version 9.1


Remediation/Fixes

+-------------------+------+-----+------------------------------------------------+
|Product            |VRMF  |APAR |Remediation/First Fix                           |
+-------------------+------+-----+------------------------------------------------+
|InfoSphere Metadata|9.1   |---- |Upgrade to a later release (versions 11.3, 11.5 |
|Workbench          |      |     |or 11.7) where the issue does not exist.        |
+-------------------+------+-----+------------------------------------------------+


Workarounds and Mitigations

None


Acknowledgement

None


Change History

27 February 2018: 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.


+-------------+--------------------+--------------------+---------+
| Segment     | Product            | Platform           | Version |
+=============+====================+====================+=========+
| Information | InfoSphere         | AIX, HP-UX, Linux, | 9.1     |
| Management  | Metadata Workbench | Solaris, Windows   | 9.1     |
+-------------+--------------------+--------------------+---------+

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