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ESB-2014.0821 - [Win][Linux][Solaris][AIX] IBM Content Collector: Denial of service - Remote/unauthenticated

Date: 26 May 2014
References: ESB-2014.0679  ESB-2014.0714  ESB-2014.0764  ESB-2014.0782  ESB-2014.0783  ESB-2014.0815  ESB-2014.0819  ESB-2014.0838  ESB-2014.0878  ESB-2014.0880  


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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2014.0821
             Security Bulletin: IBM Content Collector for SAP
             Applications V3.0 CPU utilization (CVE-2014-0963)
                                26 May 2014

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM Content Collector
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  AIX
                   Linux variants
                   Solaris
                   Windows
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-0963  

Reference:         ESB-2014.0819
                   ESB-2014.0815
                   ESB-2014.0783
                   ESB-2014.0782
                   ESB-2014.0764
                   ESB-2014.0714
                   ESB-2014.0679

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21673040

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Security Bulletin: IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications V3.0 CPU 
utilization (CVE-2014-0963)

Security Bulletin

Document information

More support for:

Content Collector for SAP Applications

Software version:

3.0.0

Operating system(s):

AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

1673040

Modified date:

2014-05-16

Summary

IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications V3.0 is affected by a problem that
is related to the SSL implementation. This problem can cause, under a very 
specific condition, the CPU utilization to increase rapidly.

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-0963

Description:

IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications V3.0 is affected by a problem that
relates to the handling of specific SSL messages. The TLS implementation can 
cause the CPU utilization to increase rapidly under the following condition: 
An error occurs that causes a single thread to loop. If this error occurs 
several times, more threads will start to loop. The CPU utilization can 
increase to such an extent that the CPU is exhausted and IBM Content Collector
for SAP Applications V3.0 and other programs that run on the affected system,
stop to respond.

This issue can affect the availability of the system but does not impact 
system confidentiality or integrity. This vulnerability can be exploited 
remotely where an authentication is not required and the exploit is moderately
complex.

To determine if your systems are affected by this problem, you can monitor the
CPU utilization for IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications V3.0 instances.

CVSS Base Score: 7.1

CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/92844 for the 
current score

CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined

CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

*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.

Disclaimer

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.

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications V3.0

Remediation/Fixes

IBM provides patches for the affected version. Follow the installation 
instructions in the README files that is included in the patch.

Product 					VRMF 	Remediation/First Fix

IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications 	3.0.0.1 Apply Interim Fix 2, which
							is available from Fix Central

See IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications V3.0.0.1 Interim Fix 2 for the
download details.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None.

References

Complete CVSS Guide

On-line Calculator V2

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal

IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

2014-05-06 : 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 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.

Product Alias/Synonym

iccsap icc sap icc for sap icc4sap iccforsap cssap acsap

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