Potential Denial of Service (DoS) security vulnerability in IBM Sterling External Authentication Server due to a Java HashTable security vulnerability in Jetty (CVE-2011-4461).
SUMMARY: Potential Denial of Service (DoS) security vulnerability in IBM Sterling External Authentication Server due to multiple Java HashTable security vulnerabilities in the embedded Jetty web server.
CVE ID: CVE-2011-4461
DESCRIPTION: IBM Sterling External Authentication Server is potentially vulnerable to Denial of Service attacks because one of its embedded components, Jetty, has multiple security vulnerability. The vulnerability is caused by insufficient randomization of hash data structures. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the consumption of CPU resources. Customers who are using IBM Sterling External Authentication Server may be impacted by this Jetty vulnerability which can cause performance or Denial of Service (DoS) issues.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/72017 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
The following IBM Sterling External Authentication Server Versions are affected:
• Version 2.2.00 through 18.104.22.168
• Version 22.214.171.124 through 126.96.36.199
• Version 188.8.131.52 through 184.108.40.206
• Version 220.127.116.11 (GA)
The recommended solution is to apply the fix for each version as soon as practical. See below for information on fixes available.
For V18.104.22.168 through 22.214.171.124:
- Install Fix Pack 10 (126.96.36.199), or later, if your environment is not already at this level. Customers at releases prior to SEAS 2.3.1 should use this Fix Pack to upgrade to SEAS 188.8.131.52.
For V184.108.40.206 through 220.127.116.11:
- Install Fix Pack 3 (18.104.22.168) or later, if your environment is not already at this level.
For V22.214.171.124 through 126.96.36.199:
- Install Fix Pack 1 (188.8.131.52).
• None known; apply fixes
• None known
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For more information see:
• 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 Flash.
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|Commerce||Sterling Connect:Direct for HP NonStop||External Authentication Server||HP NonStop||3.6, 3.5, 3.4|
|Commerce||Sterling Connect:Direct for i5/OS||External Authentication Server||i5/OS, IBM i||3.7, 3.6, 3.5|
|Commerce||Sterling Connect:Direct for Microsoft Windows||External Authentication Server||Windows||4.6, 4.5, 4.4|
|Commerce||Sterling Connect:Direct for OpenVMS||External Authentication Server||OpenVMS||3.6, 3.5, 3.4, 3.3|
|Commerce||Sterling Connect:Direct for VM/VSE||External Authentication Server||VM/ESA, VSE/ESA||3.2|
|Commerce||Sterling Connect:Direct for z/OS||External Authentication Server||z/OS||5.1, 5.0, 4.8, 4.7|
|Commerce||Sterling Connect:Enterprise for UNIX||External Authentication Server||AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris||2.5, 2.4|
|Commerce||Sterling Connect:Enterprise for z/OS||External Authentication Server||z/OS||1.5, 1.4, 1.3|
|Commerce||Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX||External Authentication Server||AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris||4.1, 4.0, 3.8|