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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: GNU C library (glibc) vulnerability
affects IBM API Management (CVE-2015-0235)
12 February 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM API Management
Operating System: Network Appliance
VMware ESX Server
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2015-0235
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Security Bulletin: GNU C library (glibc) vulnerability affects IBM API
More support for:
IBM API Management
GNU C library (glibc) vulnerability that has been referred to as GHOST affects
IBM API Management.
The gethostbyname functions of the GNU C Library (glibc) are vulnerable to a
buffer overflow. By sending a specially crafted, but valid host name argument,
a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the
system with the privileges of the targeted process, or cause the process to
crash. The impact of an attack depends on the implementation details of the
targeted application or operating system. This issue is being referred to as
the "Ghost" vulnerability.
CVSS Base Score: 7.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/100386 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM API Management V3.0.0
Product VRMF APAR Remediation/First Fix
IBM API Management V3.0.4 LI78423 Apply V188.8.131.52 fixpack
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