Security Bulletin: IBM MQ Light is vulnerable to a remote attack on the MQXR service (CVE-2015-4942)
IBM MQ Light could allow a remote attacker to crash the MQXR service, which will have to be restarted, using a sequence of connect and disconnects.
DESCRIPTION: IBM WebSphere MQ could allow a remote attacker to crash the MQXR service, which will have to be restarted, using a sequence of connect and disconnects.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/104515 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM MQ Light V1.0 and V1.0.1 on all platforms.
Download and install the latest MQ Light Server appropriate for your platform: https://developer.ibm.com/messaging/mq-light/.
The following link describes how to re-use the data from your existing installation:
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Reported to IBM by Sakari Kaikkonen of Codenomicon
5 January 2016: Original version published
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IBM MQ Light
Software version: 1.0
Operating system(s): Linux, OS X, Windows
Software edition: All Editions
Reference #: 1974169
Modified date: 2016-01-06