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Security Bulletin: IBM MQ and IBM WebSphere MQ Trace enablement could cause denial of service (CVE-2017-1117)

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM MQ could allow an authenticated user to cause a denial of service to the MQXR channel when trace is enabled.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1117
DESCRIPTION:
IBM WebSphere MQ could allow an authenticated user to cause a denial of service to the MQXR channel when trace is enabled.
CVSS Base Score: 3.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/121155 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/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

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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 fix details
06 June 2017: Initial version Published
19 June 2017: Updated with details of 9.0.0.1 fix

*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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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 #: 2001468

Modified date: 06 July 2017