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Security Bulletin: Potential Denial of Service (DoS) security vulnerability in IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise for UNIX

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Abstract

Potential Denial of Service (DoS) security vulnerability in IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise for UNIX due to a Java HashTable security vulnerability in Jetty (CVE-2011-4461).

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SUMMARY: Potential Denial of Service (DoS) security vulnerability in IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise for UNIX due to a Java HashTable security vulnerability in the embedded Jetty web server.

VULNERABILITY DETAILS:
CVE ID: CVE-2011-4461

DESCRIPTION: Sterling Connect Enterprise for Unix is potentially vulnerable to Denial of Service attacks because one of its embedded components, Jetty, has a security vulnerability. The Jetty 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 Connect:Enterprise for UNIX may be impacted by this Jetty vulnerability which can cause performance or Denial of Service (DoS) issues.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/72017 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

AFFECTED VERSIONS:
The following IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise for UNIX versions are affected:
• Version 2.4.01 (GA) through 2.4.03 (Unsupported)
• Version 2.4.0x (GA) through 2.4.04 Build 166
• Version 2.5.0.0 (GA) Through 2.5.00 Build 60

REMEDIATION:
The recommended solution is to apply the fix for each version as soon as practical. See below for information on fixes available.

For V2.4.0x GA through 2.4.04 Build 166:

  • Install Fix Pack 1 (2.4.4.1 Build 169), or later, if your environment is not already at this level. Customers at releases prior to CEU 2.4.04 should use this Fix Pack to upgrade to CEU 2.4.04.

  • For V2.5.0.0 GA:
  • Install Fix Pack 1 (2.5.0.1 Build 61) or later.

    WORKAROUND(S):
    • None known; apply fixes

    MITIGATION(S):
    • None known

    REFERENCES:
    Complete CVSS Guide
    On-line Calculator V2
    X-Force Vulnerability Database
    CVE-2011-4461

    For more information see:
    http://www.ocert.org/advisories/ocert-2011-003.html
    http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/903934
    Patch: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=781677

    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 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
  • Document information

    More support for: Sterling Connect:Enterprise for UNIX

    Software version: 2.4, 2.5

    Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris

    Reference #: 1611925

    Modified date: 28 January 2015


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