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Security Bulletin: A Zookeeper Remote DoS vulnerability affects IBM BigInsights (CVE-2017-1213 )

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A security vulnerability has been identified in Open Source Zookeeper that affects IBM BigInsights (IBM Open Platform with Apache Hadoop).

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1213
IBM BigInsights Zookeeper when accessed behind a firewall where Jetty AdminServer is not available, could allow an authenticated user to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 3.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

Principal Product and Version(s) Affected Supporting Product and Version
IBM BigInsights 4.1, 4.2, 4.2.5 IBM Open Platform 4.1, 4.2, 4.2.5


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This vulnerability was reported by Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.

Change History

02 October 2017: 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 BigInsights
Open Source Tools

Software version: 4.1.0, 4.2.0, 4.2.5

Operating system(s): Linux

Reference #: 2002852

Modified date: 02 October 2017

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