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Security Bulletin: Various Security vulnerabilities in IBM Sametime Media Server (CVE-2016-2970, CVE-2016-0729, CVE-2016-4449)

Security Bulletin


Summary

Various Security vulnerabilities in IBM Sametime Media Server (CVE-2016-2970, CVE-2016-0729, CVE-2016-4449)

Vulnerability Details


CVEID: CVE-2016-2970
DESCRIPTION: IBM Sametime meetings server may provide detailed information in an error message the may provide details about the application to possible attackers.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/113851 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-0729
DESCRIPTION: Apache Xerces-C XML Parser library is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by improper bounds checking during processing and error reporting. By sending specially crafted input documents, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the library to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 7.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/111028 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)

CVEID: CVE-2016-4449
DESCRIPTION: libxml2 could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a XML external entity (XXE) error when processing XML data by the XML parser. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/113524 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Sametime Media Server versions 9 and 8.5

Remediation/Fixes

Upgrade to Sametime 9.0.1 FP1 - http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22004587

Users of version 8.5 should upgrade to 9.0.1 FP1 as v8.5 will no longer be supported after 30 September 2017.

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

*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 Sametime
Media Manager

Software version: 8.5.2, 8.5.2.1, 9.0, 9.0.0.1, 9.0.1

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Reference #: 2006233

Modified date: 23 August 2017