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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in zlib affects IBM Common Inventory Technology (CIT)

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Summary

zlib compression library is vulnerable to a denial of service attack.
By persuading a victim to open a specially crafted document, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-9840
DESCRIPTION:
zlib is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an out-of-bounds pointer arithmetic in inftrees.c. By persuading a victim to open a specially crafted document, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 3.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120508 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-9841
DESCRIPTION:
zlib is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an out-of-bounds pointer arithmetic in inftrees.c. By persuading a victim to open a specially crafted document, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 3.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120509 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-9842
DESCRIPTION:
zlib is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an undefined left shift of negative number. By persuading a victim to open a specially crafted document, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 3.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120510 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-9843
DESCRIPTION:
zlib is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a big-endian out-of-bounds pointer. By persuading a victim to open a specially crafted document, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 3.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120511 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Common Inventory Technology v2.x

Remediation/Fixes

Upgrade IBM Common Inventory Technology (CIT) to version 2.8.0.4000 (or later) which is shipped with IBM BigFix Inventory or IBM License Metric Tool 9.2.8 fixlet site content:

  • In IBM BigFix Console, expand IBM License Reporting or IBM BigFix Inventory node under Sites node in the tree panel.
  • Click Fixlets and Tasks node.
  • In the Fixlets and Tasks panel locate Install or Upgrade Scanner fixlet and run it against the computer that hosts IBM Common Inventory Technology component.

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

Change History

11 July 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.

Disclaimer

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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Security IBM License Metric Tool 9.2

Document information

More support for: IBM BigFix Inventory

Software version: 9.2

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 2005841

Modified date: 12 July 2017