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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
IBM WebSphere Message Broker and IBM Integration Bus Security
Vulnerability: XML4J denial of service attack (CVE-2013-5372)
22 October 2013
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM WebSphere Message Broker
IBM Integration Bus
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2013-5372
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IBM WebSphere Message Broker and IBM Integration Bus Security Vulnerability:
XML4J denial of service attack (CVE-2013-5372)
WebSphere Message Broker
6.1, 7.0, 8.0
AIX, HP-UX on Itanium, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS
XML4J is vulnerable to a denial of service attack triggered by a specially
crafted XML document
The XML4J parser shipped with WebSphere Message Broker and IBM Integration Bus
is vulnerable to a denial of service attack, triggered by a specially crafted
XML document. The specially crafted XML document causes the XML parser to run
out of memory when the security feature to control the processing of a
document with a large number of entities that need to be expanded is enabled.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/86662
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND VERSIONS:
IBM WebSphere Message Broker V188.8.131.52 with Rules and Formatter Extension
IBM WebSphere Message Broker V184.108.40.206
IBM WebSphere Message Broker for z/OS V220.127.116.11
IBM WebSphere Message Broker V7.0,0.6
IBM WebSphere Message Broker for z/OS V7.0,0.6
IBM WebSphere Message Broker V18.104.22.168
IBM WebSphere Message Broker for z/OS V22.214.171.124
IBM Integration Bus V126.96.36.199
IBM Integration Bus for z/OS V188.8.131.52
For IBM WebSphere Message Broker V6.1 and IBM WebSphere Message Broker for
z/OS V6.1 please apply fix pack V184.108.40.206 which will contain APAR IC96473.
For IBM WebSphere Message Broker V7.0 and IBM WebSphere Message Broker for
z/OS V7.0 please apply fix pack V220.127.116.11 which will contain APAR IC96473.
For IBM WebSphere Message Broker V8.0 and IBM WebSphere Message Broker for
z/OS V8.0 please apply fix pack V18.104.22.168 which will contain APAR IC96473.
For IBM Integration Bus V9.0 and IBM Integration Bus for z/OS V9.0 please
apply fix pack V22.214.171.124 which will contain APAR IC96473.
See http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27006308 for information on
fix pack availability.
Prior to fix pack availability please contact IBM Support and request the fix
for the required APAR.
Important note: IBM strongly suggests that all System z customers be
subscribed to the System z Security Portal to receive the latest critical
System z security and integrity service. If you are not subscribed, see the
instructions on the System z Security web site. Security and integrity APARs
and associated fixes will be posted to this portal. IBM suggests reviewing the
CVSS scores and applying all security or integrity fixes as soon as possible
to minimize any potential risk.
None known, apply fixes
Complete CVSS Guide
On-line Calculator V2
X-Force Vulnerability Database http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/86662
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
17-Oct-2013: Original Copy 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 Flash.
Note: 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.
Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Business Integration IBM Integration Bus Security AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS 9.0
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