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Security Bulletin: IBM Support Assistant (CVE-2014-0050)

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Summary

The IBM® Support Assistant Team Server is shipped with the Apache Commons FileUpload™ library which contains a security vulnerability which may lead to a denial of service against IBM Support Assistant Team Server.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2014-0050
DESCRIPTION:
Apache Commons FileUpload and Tomcat are vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the improper handling of Content-Type HTTP header for multipart requests. By sending a specifically-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to enter into an infinite loop.

CVSS Base Score: 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/90987 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:X/AC:X/Au:X/C:X/I:X/A:X)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Support Assistant v5r0m0

Remediation/Fixes

Apply fixpack 5.0.1. See the fix pack announcement for more information.

Workarounds and Mitigations

none

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References

Complete CVSS v2 Guide
On-line Calculator v2

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

11 March 2014: Original Copy 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.

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.

*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 Security Bulletin.

Disclaimer

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: IBM Support Assistant
Team Server

Software version: 5.0

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows

Software edition: TeamServer

Reference #: 1666799

Modified date: 30 May 2014