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Security Bulletin: IBM MQ and IBM WebSphere MQ invalid requests could cause denial of service to MQXR listener (CVE-2016-8986)

Security Bulletin


Summary

Invalid HTTP requests could cause a denial of service to the IBM MQ MQXR listener.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-8986
DESCRIPTION:
IBM WebSphere MQ could allow an authenticated user with access to the queue manager to bring down MQ channels using specially crafted HTTP requests.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/118981 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM WebSphere MQ V7.5

IBM WebSphere MQ 7.5.0.0 - 7.5.0.7 maintenance levels

IBM MQ V8.0

IBM MQ 8.0.0.0 - 8.0.0.5 maintenance levels

IBM MQ V9 CD

IBM MQ 9.0.1 only

IBM MQ V9 LTS

IBM MQ 9.0.0.0 only

Remediation/Fixes

IBM WebSphere MQ V7.5

Apply 7.5.0.8 maintenance level

IBM MQ V8.0

Apply 8.0.0.6 maintenance level

IBM MQ V9 CD

Upgrade to 9.0.2

IBM MQ V9 LTS

Apply Fix Pack 9.0.0.1

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

5 July 2017: Added 7.5.0.8 fix details
19 June 2017: Removed HP & Solaris Specifics for 9.0.0.1
22 May 2017: Updated with 9.0.0.1 fix details
20 February 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

According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.

Related information

A Japanese translation is available

Document information

More support for: IBM MQ
WMQ Telemetry

Software version: 7.5, 7.5.0.1, 7.5.0.2, 7.5.0.3, 7.5.0.4, 7.5.0.5, 7.5.0.6, 7.5.0.7, 8.0, 8.0.0.1, 8.0.0.2, 8.0.0.3, 8.0.0.4, 8.0.0.5, 9.0, 9.0.1

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1998648

Modified date: 06 July 2017