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Security Bulletin: IBM Security Access Manager Appliance is affected by a Network Security Services (NSS) vulnerability (CVE-2017-5461)

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Summary

IBM Security Access Manager Appliance has addressed the following vulnerability in the Network Security Services (NSS) library.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-5461
DESCRIPTION:
Mozilla Firefox could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an out-ouf-bounds write during Base64 decoding operation in the Network Security Services (NSS) library. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web site, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using unknown attack vectors to execute arbitrary code on the vulnerable system or cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 8.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/125002 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected IBM Security Access Manager Appliance
Affected Versions
IBM Security Access Manager for Web (appliance-based) 7.0 - 7.0.0.30
IBM Security Access Manager for Web 8.0 - 8.0.1.6
IBM Security Access Manager for Mobile 8.0 - 8.0.1.6
IBM Security Access Manager 9.0 - 9.0.3.0 IF1

Remediation/Fixes

Product VRMF APAR Remediation
IBM Security Access Manager for Web 7.0 (appliance) IV98163 Apply Interim Fix 31:
7.0.0-ISS-WGA-IF0031
IBM Security Access Manager for Web 8.0.0.0 -
8.0.1.6
IV98164 1. For versions prior to 8.0.1.6, upgrade to 8.0.1.6:
8.0.1-ISS-WGA-FP0006
2. Upgrade to 8.0.1.6 IF 1:
8.0.1.6-ISS-WGA-IF0001
IBM Security Access Manager for Mobile 8.0.0.0 -
8.0.1.6
IV98167 1. For versions prior to 8.0.1.6, upgrade to 8.0.1.6:
8.0.1-ISS-ISAM-FP0006
2. Upgrade to 8.0.1.6 IF 1:
8.0.1.6-ISS-ISAM-IF0001
IBM Security Access Manager 9.0 -
9.0.3.0
IV98164 1. For versions prior to 9.0.3.0, upgrade to 9.0.3.0:
IBM Security Access Manager V9.0.3 Multiplatform, Multilingual (CRW4EML)
2. Upgrade to 9.0.3.0 IF 2:
9.0.3.0-ISS-ISAM-IF0002

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

4 August 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.

Document information

More support for: IBM Security Access Manager

Software version: 7.0.0, 8.0.0, 8.0.0.1, 8.0.0.2, 8.0.0.3, 8.0.0.4, 8.0.0.5, 8.0.1, 8.0.1.2, 8.0.1.3, 8.0.1.4, 8.0.1.5, 9.0.0, 9.0.0.1, 9.0.1.0, 9.0.2.0, 9.0.2.1, 9.0.3

Operating system(s): Appliance

Reference #: 2006960

Modified date: 12 August 2017