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ESB-2014.0712 - [Win][Linux][HP-UX][Solaris][AIX] WebSphere Application Server: Denial of service - Remote/unauthenticated

Date: 13 May 2014
References: ESB-2014.1808  ESB-2016.1598  

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                               ESB-2014.0712
            Security Bulletin: Denial of Service with WebSphere
           Application Server and Scanning Tool (CVE-2014-0964)
                                13 May 2014

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           WebSphere Application Server
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  AIX
                   HP-UX
                   IBM i
                   Linux variants
                   Solaris
                   Windows
                   z/OS
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-0964  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21671835

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Security Bulletin: Denial of Service with WebSphere Application Server and 
Scanning Tool (CVE-2014-0964)

Security Bulletin

Document information

More support for:
WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version:
6.0.2, 6.1

Operating system(s):
AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Software edition:
Base, Developer, Enterprise, Network Deployment

Reference #:
1671835

Modified date:
2014-05-08


Summary

There is a potential denial of service with WebSphere Application Server 
Version 6.1 when running a Heartbleed scanning tool. WebSphere Application 
Server Versions 7.0 and higher are not affected by this.

Vulnerability Details

IBM WebSphere Application Server is not vulnerable to the Heartbleed 
vulnerability (CVE-2014-0160) where secure data might not be protected. 
However, there is a potential denial of service on IBM WebSphere Application 
Server Version 6.1 and 6.0.2 when running the Heartbleed scanning tools or if 
sending specially-crafted Heartbeat messages.
CVEID: CVE-2014-0964
CVSS Base Score: 7.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/92877 for the 
current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Affected Products and Versions

SDK shipped with IBM WebSphere Application Server Version 6.1.0.0 through 
6.1.0.47 and 6.0.2.0 through 6.0.2.43

Remediation/Fixes

Upgrade your SDK to an interim fix level as determined below:

For IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM WebSphere Application Server 
Hypervisor Edition :

Download and apply the interim fix APARs below, for your appropriate release:

For V6.1.0.0 through 6.1.0.47:

 Apply Interim Fix PI16981: Will upgrade you to Java 5 SR 16 FP 5.

or

 Apply Interim Fix PI14306: Will upgrade you to Java 5 SR 15 FP 6. HP-UX fixes 
are not available with this Interim Fix. Please use PI16981 for the HP-UX 
fixes.


For V6.0.2.0 through 6.0.2.43:

 Please contact customer support for Interim Fix PI17128

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.

References
Complete CVSS Guide
On-line Calculator V2

Related information
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

07 May 2014: original document 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.

Cross reference information

Segment               Product                                   
Application Servers   WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition

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