Security Bulletin: IBM MQ Light is vulnerable to a remote attack on the MQXR service (CVE-2015-4942)

Security Bulletin


Summary

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.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-4942
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.

Remediation/Fixes

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:
http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSBJCR_1.0.0/com.ibm.mq.koa.doc/tmql_data.htm .

Workarounds and Mitigations

None.

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References

Related information

Acknowledgement

Reported to IBM by Sakari Kaikkonen of Codenomicon

Change History

5 January 2016: 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 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 MQ Light
Security

Software version:

1.0

Operating system(s):

Linux, OS X, Windows

Software edition:

All Editions

Reference #:

1974169

Modified date:

2016-01-06

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