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Security Bulletin: IBM Tivoli Netcool System Service Monitors/Application Service Monitors Local Configuration file Buffer Overflow (CVE-2013-0508)

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Descriptive text in agent configuration files that is greater than 255 characters may cause buffer overflow.



CVE ID: CVE-2013-0508

There are four configuration files in the SSM Config directory: hrfstable.idx, hrdevice.idx, hrstorage.idx. lotusmapfile and one in the main agent directory called .manifest.hive. Text lines that exceed 255 characters will cause a buffer overflow in the SSM.

CVSS Base Score: 3.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

SSM 4.0.0 FP1-FP13
SSM 4.0.1

The recommended solution is to apply the fix for each named product. Implement the appropriate solution as soon as practicable.

For Version 4.0.0
- Apply SSM 4.0.0 Fix Pack 14

For Version 4.0.1
- Apply SSM 4.0.1 Fix Pack 1


Files are written automatically by the agent. These files are controlled by file permissions that are set by the installer and write permissions are only given to the administrator of the installation.


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Document information

More support for: Netcool/System Service Monitor
Netcool System Service Monitor

Software version: 4.0

Operating system(s): All

Reference #: 1638459

Modified date: 31 May 2013

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