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Security Bulletin: IBM i is affected by DHCP vulnerabilities CVE-2018-5732 and CVE-2018-5733.

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Summary

IBM i DHCP is vulnerable to several security vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-5732
DESCRIPTION: ISC DHCP is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a buffer overflow in dhclient. By sending a specially crafted response, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and possibly execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the server to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/139613 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:H)

CVEID: CVE-2018-5733
DESCRIPTION: ISC DHCP is vulnerable to a denial of service. By sending an overly large amount of packets, a remote attacker could overflow a reference counter and cause dhcpd to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/139614 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

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 – SI67242
Release 7.2 – SI67240
Release 7.3 – SI67239


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 known

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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

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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 #: N1022543

Modified date: 16 April 2018