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Security Bulletin: IBM Security Access Manager for Web is affected by vulnerabilities in NTP

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Summary

The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize a computer's time with another referenced time source. These packages include the ntpd service which continuously adjusts system time and utilities used to query and configure the ntpd service.

IBM Security Access Manager for Web is affected by vulnerabilities in NTP.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-5194
DESCRIPTION:
Network Time Protocol (NTP) is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an uninitialized variable when processing malicious commands. By sending a specially crafted logconfig configuration command, a remote authenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the daemon to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/107595 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2015-5195
DESCRIPTION:
Network Time Protocol (NTP) is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the referencing of a statistics type that was not enabled during compilation by the statistics or filegen configuration command. By sending a specially crafted config command with statistics type, a remote authenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a segmentation fault.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/107596 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2015-5219
DESCRIPTION:
Network Time Protocol (NTP) is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error in the sntp program. By sending specially crafted NTP packets, a remote attacker from within the local network could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to enter into an infinite loop.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/107597 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2015-7691
DESCRIPTION:
Network Time Protocol (NTP) is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error in ntp_crypto.c. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a packet containing an extension field with an invalid value for the length of its value field to cause ntpd to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/107449 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2015-7692
DESCRIPTION:
Network Time Protocol (NTP) is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error in ntp_crypto.c. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a packet containing an extension field with an invalid value for the length of its value field to cause ntpd to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/107450 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2015-7701
DESCRIPTION:
Network Time Protocol (NTP) could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a memory leak in CRYPTO_ASSOC. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/107444 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2015-7702
DESCRIPTION:
Network Time Protocol (NTP) is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error in ntp_crypto.c. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a packet containing an extension field with an invalid value for the length of its value field to cause ntpd to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/107451 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2015-7703
DESCRIPTION:
Network Time Protocol (NTP) could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the system, caused by the failure to enforce local access only of the "pidfile" and "driftfile" configuration directives. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to view arbitrary files on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/107445 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2015-7977
DESCRIPTION:
NTP is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a NULL pointer dereference. By sending a specially crafted ntpdc reslist command, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a segmentation fault.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/110022 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2015-7978
DESCRIPTION:
NTP is vulnerable to a denial of service. By sending a specially crafted reslist command, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to consume all available stack memory.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/110023 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2015-7979
DESCRIPTION:
NTP could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions. By sending specially crafted broadcast packets with bad authentication, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the target broadcast client to tear down the association with the broadcast server.
CVSS Base Score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/110024 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-1547
DESCRIPTION:
NTP is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the demobilization of a preemptable client association. By sending specially crafted crypto NAK packets, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/112739 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-1548
DESCRIPTION:
NTP could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by an error in the ntpd client. By changing the client from basic client/server mode to interleaved symmetric mode, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to modify the time of the client or cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/112740 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:L/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-1550
DESCRIPTION:
NTP could allow a local attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the failure to use a constant-time memory comparison function when validating the authentication digest on incoming packets. By sending a specially crafted packet with an authentication payload, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to conduct a timing attack to compute the value of the valid authentication digest.
CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/112742 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-2518
DESCRIPTION:
NTP is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error when using a specially crafted packet to create a peer association with hmode > 7. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the MATCH_ASSOC() function to trigger an out-of-bounds read.
CVSS Base Score: 2
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/112746 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:H/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Security Access Manager for Web 7.0 appliances

IBM Security Access Manager for Web 8.0, all firmware versions

IBM Security Access Manager 9.0, all firmware versions

Remediation/Fixes

IBM has provided patches for all affected versions. Follow the installation instructions in the README files included with the patch.

Product VRMF APAR Remediation
IBM Security Access Manager for Web 7.0 (appliance) IV87108 Apply Interim Fix 26:
7.0.0-ISS-WGA-IF0026
IBM Security Access Manager for Web 8.0.0.0 -
8.0.1.4
IV87124 1. For versions prior to 8.0.1.4, upgrade to 8.0.1.4:
8.0.1-ISS-WGA-FP0004
2. Apply 8.0.1.4 Interim Fix 2:
8.0.1.4-ISS-WGA-IF0002
IBM Security Access Manager 9.0 IV87153 1. For versions prior to 9.0.1.0, upgrade to 9.0.1.0:
IBM Security Access Manager V9.0.1 Multiplatform, Multilingual (CRW4EML)
2. Apply 9.0.1.0 Interim Fix 4:
9.0.1.0-ISS-ISAM-IF0004

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

September 6, 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.

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Document information

More support for: IBM Security Access Manager for Web

Software version: 7.0, 8.0, 8.0.0.2, 8.0.0.4, 8.0.0.5, 8.0.1, 8.0.1.2, 8.0.1.3, 8.0.1.4, 9.0, 9.0.0.1, 9.0.1

Operating system(s): Appliance

Reference #: 1989542

Modified date: 07 September 2016