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Security Bulletin: CVE-2017-3167, CVE-2017-3169, CVE-2017-7659, CVE-2017-7668 and CVE-2017-7679 in IBM i HTTP Server

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Summary

HTTP Server is supported by IBM i. IBM i has addressed the applicable CVEs.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-7679
DESCRIPTION: Apache HTTPD could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a buffer overread in mod_mime. By sending a specially crafted Content-Type response header, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to read one byte past the end of a buffer.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/127420 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2017-7668
DESCRIPTION: Apache HTTPD is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a buffer overread in the ap_find_token() function. By sending a specially crafted sequence of request headers, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a segmentation fault.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/127419 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2017-7659
DESCRIPTION: Apache HTTPD is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a NULL pointer dereference in the mod_http2 component. By sending a specially crafted HTTP/2 request, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the server process to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/127418 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2017-3169
DESCRIPTION: Apache HTTPD is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a NULL pointer dereference in mod_ssl. By sending a specially crafted HTTP request to an HTTPS port, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/127417 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2017-3167
DESCRIPTION: Apache HTTPD could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the use of the ap_get_basic_auth_pw() function by third-party modules outside of the authentication phase. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass authentication requirements.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/127416 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Releases 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3 of IBM i are affected.

Remediation/Fixes

The issue can be fixed by applying a PTF to IBM i.

Releases 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3 of IBM i are supported and will be fixed.

http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/
The IBM i PTF numbers are:

Release 7.1 – SI65281 and SI65282
Release 7.2 – SI65279 and SI65280
Release 7.3 – SI65194 and SI65201

Important note: IBM recommends that all users running unsupported versions of affected products upgrade to supported and fixed version of affected products.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

*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 Component Platform Version Edition
Operating System IBM i 7.3
Operating System IBM i 7.2
Operating System IBM i 7.1

Document information

More support for: IBM i
Security

Software version: 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

Operating system(s): IBM i

Reference #: N1022204

Modified date: 28 July 2017


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