IBM WebSphere MQ Security Vulnerability: Buffer overflow vulnerability in setuid 'mqm' commands (CVE-2013-3028)

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Abstract

IBM WebSphere MQ Security Vulnerability: There is a potential buffer overflow in multiple MQ server control commands that could be exploited to allow malicious code to execute with MQ administrator privileges through setuid on UNIX platforms or adopted authority on IBM i.

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS

CVE ID: CVE-2013-3028

DESCRIPTION:
There is the potential for a buffer overflow in multiple MQ server control commands that execute with setuid on UNIX or adopted authority on IBM i platforms to be exploited in such a way to allow malicious code to execute with MQ administrator privileges.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 4.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/84564 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
*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.

AFFECTED PLATFORMS:

  • IBM WebSphere MQ 7.0.1 server, All distributed platforms except Windows
  • IBM WebSphere MQ 7.1 server, All distributed platforms except Windows
  • IBM WebSphere MQ 7.5 server, All distributed platforms except Windows

REMEDIATION:
The recommended solution is to apply the fix for each named product as soon as practical. Please see below for information on the fixes available.

FIX
IBM WebSphere MQ 7.0.1
Apply fix pack 7.0.1.11 when available. In the interim apply APAR IV43368

IBM WebSphere MQ 7.1
Apply fix pack 7.1.0.3 when available. In the interim apply APAR IV43368

IBM WebSphere MQ 7.5
Apply fix pack 7.5.0.2 when available. In the interim apply APAR IV43368

WORKAROUND:
None known; apply fixes.

Mitigation
None known

REFERENCES:
Complete CVSS Guide ( http://www.first.org/cvss/cvss-guide.html)
On-line Calculator V2 ( http://nvd.nist.gov/cvss.cfm?calculator&adv&version=2)
X-Force Vulnerability Database ( http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/84564)
CVE-2013-3028 ( http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-3028)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
The vulnerability was reported to IBM by CyberCrown Ltd.

CHANGE HISTORY:
26th June 2013: Original Copy Published

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.

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More support for:

WebSphere MQ

Software version:

7.0, 7.0.0.1, 7.0.0.2, 7.0.1, 7.0.1.1, 7.0.1.2, 7.0.1.3, 7.0.1.4, 7.0.1.5, 7.0.1.6, 7.0.1.7, 7.0.1.8, 7.0.1.9, 7.0.1.10, 7.1, 7.1.0.1, 7.1.0.2, 7.5, 7.5.0.1

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP Itanium, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Linux Red Hat - i/p Series, Linux Red Hat - xSeries, Linux Red Hat - zSeries, Linux SUSE - xSeries, Linux SUSE - zSeries, Linux SuSE - i/p Series, Linux iSeries, Linux on Power, Linux zSeries, OS/400, Solaris, UNIX, i5/OS, iSeries

Software edition:

All Editions

Reference #:

1639001

Modified date:

2013-06-26

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