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Security Bulletin: The BigFix Platform has a vulnerability that can cause denial of service

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Summary

Under certain conditions the size or amount of memory resources that are requested or influenced by an actor is not restricted. This can be used to consume more resources than reasonably intended, resulting in a crash or segmentation fault.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1227
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager could allow a unauthorized user to consume all resources and crash the system.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/123906 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:H)

Affected Products and Versions

BigFix Platform 9.1

BigFix Platform 9.2

BigFix Platform 9.5

Remediation/Fixes

ProductRemediation/First Fix
BigFix Platform 9.1 To remediate this vulnerability please apply the upgrade-patch 9.1.10 by looking for the associated upgrade-patch fixlet in the Console, launching and applying it.
BigFix Platform 9.2 To remediate this vulnerability please apply the upgrade-patch 9.2.10 by looking for the associated upgrade-patch fixlet in the Console, launching and applying it.
BigFix Platform 9.5 To remediate this vulnerability please apply the upgrade-patch 9.5.5 by looking for the associated upgrade-patch fixlet in the Console, launching and applying it.

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

May 8, 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

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Document information

More support for: IBM BigFix Platform

Software version: 9.1, 9.2, 9.5

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 2003222

Modified date: 09 May 2017