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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in libcURL affects IBM Tivoli Netcool System Service Monitors/Application Service Monitors (CVE-2015-3237)

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A vulnerability in libcURL was disclosed on September 10, 2015 by the cURL open source team as a fix in libcURL 7.43. libcURL 7.47.1, used by IBM Tivoli Netcool System Service Monitors/Application Service Monitors, has addressed the vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVE-ID: CVE-2015-3237
DESCRIPTION: libcurl could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by improper bounds checking by the smb_request_state function. By sending specially-crafted length and offset values, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information from memory or cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: for more information
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

· SSM 4.0.0 FP1 – FP14 and Interim Fix 14-01 – Interim Fix 14-07
· SSM 4.0.1 FP1 – FP2 Interim Fix 03


Product VRMF APAR Remediation/First Fix None None

Workarounds and Mitigations

Non known

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Change History

18 Apr 2016 Original Version Published

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Document information

More support for: Netcool/System Service Monitor
Netcool System Service Monitor

Software version: 4.0.0, 4.0.1

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 1980719

Modified date: 19 April 2016