Security Bulletin: IBM Platform Symphony (CVE-2013-5387)

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Abstract

This bulletin relates to a potential buffer overflow issue that might occur when a malformed SOAP request is processed by IBM Platform Symphony.

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS:

Description: When a large, malformed SOAP request is sent to a Platform Symphony cluster, it may trigger a buffer overflow issue that causes Platform Symphony processes to hang or crash.

CVE-2013-5387
CVSS Base Score: 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/87109 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND VERSIONS:
IBM Platform Symphony 5.2, 6.1.x

REMEDIATION:

We strongly recommend that you apply the following fix from Fix Central to avoid this potential security exposure. The fix checks against malformed SOAP requests and prevents them from triggering the buffer overflow.

Product VRMF Fix Number:
IBM Platform Symphony 5.2 #224501
IBM Platform Symphony 6.1 #224497
IBM Platform Symphony 6.1.1 #224494

Workaround(s):
None

Mitigation(s):
None

REFERENCES:
· Complete CVSS Guide
· On-line Calculator V2
· CVE-2013-5387
· X-Force Vulnerability Database http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/87109




RELATED INFORMATION:
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
AbdulAziz Hariri, HP Zero Day Initiative

CHANGE HISTORY
30 October, 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.

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More support for:

Platform Symphony

Software version:

5.2, 6.1.0, 6.1.1

Operating system(s):

Platform Independent

Reference #:

T1020072

Modified date:

2013-11-06

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