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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in Apache ActiveMQ affects IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager (CVE-2015-5254)

Security Bulletin


Summary

There is a vulnerability in Apache ActiveMQ that is used by IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-5254
DESCRIPTION: Apache ActiveMQ could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by the failure to restrict the classes that can be serialized in the broker. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially crafted serialized Java Message Service (JMS) ObjectMessage object to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 7.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/109632 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:L/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager 4.1 and 3.2.2

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply the fix to IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager. Please see below for information on the fixes available.
* If you are running IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager 4.1, please apply interim fix “4.1.0.1-TIV-SAAM-<OS>-IF0101” where <OS> represents the operating system for which you want to install the fix of this product version. You can apply this iFix on top of any fixpack of version 4.1.
* If you are running IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager 3.2.2, please interim fix “3.2.2.3-TIV-SAAM-<OS>-IF0101” where <OS> represents the operating system for which you want to install the fix of this product version. You can apply this iFix on top of any fixpack of version 3.2.2.

Product VRMF APAR
IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager 4.1, 3.2.2 Download link

Please note that both IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager 3.2.1 and IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager 3.2.0 are not affected by this security vulnerability as those two releases do not use Apache ActiveMQ.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

Related information

Change History

29 February 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: Tivoli System Automation Application Manager

Software version: 3.2.2, 4.1

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1977546

Modified date: 29 February 2016