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Security Bulletin: Denial of service in IBM InfoSphere Data Replication Dashboard (CVE-2011-4461)

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InfoSphere Data Replication Dashboard includes Jetty which has a known security vulnerability that can lead to a denial of service.


CVE ID: CVE-2011-4461

DESCRIPTION: An attacker, using specially crafted HTTP requests, can cause up to 100% CPU usage, rendering the InfoSphere Data Replication Dashboard unusable. This denial of service can last up to several hours depending on the targeted application and server performance. The amplification effect is considerable and requires little bandwidth and time on the attacker side.

CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See ( for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Versions 10.1 and 9.7 of InfoSphere Data Replication Dashboard are affected.

The recommended solution is to upgrade the product to the latest version. Please see below the information on the fixes available.

The vulnerability fixes require upgrading the product to version 10.2 or higher. Download the latest version of InfoSphere Data Replication Dashboard from

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    Mar 8, 2013: Original version 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.

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  • Document information

    More support for: InfoSphere Replication Server

    Software version: 9.7,,,,

    Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Platform Independent, Windows, z/OS

    Reference #: 1632399

    Modified date: 29 March 2013

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