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Security Bulletin: BigFix Platform could allow an attacker on the local network to crash the BES and relay servers

Security Bulletin


Summary

A memory exhaustion vulnerability allows spraying BES Root Server and BES Relay memory with attacker controlled data

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-6085
DESCRIPTION:
BigFix Platform could allow an attacker on the local network to crash the BES and relay servers.
CVSS Base Score: 7.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/117698 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

BigFix Platform 9.0

BigFix Platform 9.1

BigFix Platform 9.2

BigFix Platform 9.5

Remediation/Fixes

ProductRemediation/First Fix
BigFix Platform 9.0 To remediate this vulnerability please apply the upgrade-patch 9.1.9 by looking for the associated upgrade-patch fixlet in the Console, launching and applying it.
      Note below the minor differences between 9.0 and 9.1:
      Key 9.1 features:
        • SHA2 Support and modifications (no compatibility issues, this is additional support).
        • OpenSSL upgrade to 1.0.1
        • LINUX installer improvements
        • LDAP Groups support on WebReport
BigFix Platform 9.1 To remediate this vulnerability please apply the upgrade-patch 9.1.9 by looking for the associated upgrade-patch fixlet in the Console, launching and applying it.
BigFix Platform 9.2 To remediate this vulnerability please apply the upgrade-patch 9.2.9 by looking for the associated upgrade-patch fixlet in the Console, launching and applying it.
BigFix Platform 9.5 To remediate this vulnerability please apply the upgrade-patch 9.5.4 by looking for the associated upgrade-patch fixlet in the Console, launching and applying it.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Acknowledgement

Vulnerability reported to IBM by Alberto Garcia Illera and Francisco Oca from Salesforce.com

Change History

20 December 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

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Document information

More support for: IBM BigFix Platform
Server

Software version: 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.5

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1996348

Modified date: 22 December 2016


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