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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in openLDAP affects IBM Flex System Manager(FSM) (CVE-2015-6908)

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Summary

A security vulnerability has been discovered in openLDAP that is embedded in the IBM FSM. This bulletin addresses the vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-6908
DESCRIPTION:
OpenLDAP is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an assertion error in the ber_get_next() function. By sending a specially-crafted packet, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the slapd service to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/106296 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)

Affected Products and Versions

Flex System Manager 1.3.4.x
Flex System Manager 1.3.3.x
Flex System Manager 1.3.2.x
Flex System Manager 1.3.1.x
Flex System Manager 1.3.0.x
Flex System Manager 1.2.x.x
Flex System Manager 1.1.x.x

Remediation/Fixes

IBM recommends updating the FSM using the instructions referenced in this table.

      Product
      VRMF
      APAR
      Remediation
Flex System Manager
      1.3.4.x
IT14623
Install fsmfix_1.3.4.0_IT14622_IT14623_IT14624
Flex System Manager
      1.3.3.x
IT14623
Install fsmfix_1.3.3.0_IT14622_IT14623_IT14624
Flex System Manager
      1.3.2.x
IT14623
Install fsmfix_1.3.2.0_IT14622_IT14623_IT14624
Flex System Manager
      1.3.1.x
IT14623
IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release and following the appropriate remediation for all vulnerabilities.
Flex System Manager
      1.3.0.x
IT14623
IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release and following the appropriate remediation for all vulnerabilities.
Flex System Manager
      1.2.x.x
IT14623
IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release and following the appropriate remediation for all vulnerabilities.
Flex System Manager
      1.1.x.x
IT14623
IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release and following the appropriate remediation for all vulnerabilities.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

25 April 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: Flex System Manager Node

Version: Version Independent

Operating system(s): Linux

Reference #: T1023640

Modified date: 25 April 2016