IBM Support

Security Bulletin: API Connect minimatch CVE-2017-1556

Security Bulletin


Summary

API Connect has addressed the following vulnerability.

API Connect is vulnerable to a regular expression attack that could allow an authenticated attacker to use a regex and cause the system to slow or hang.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1556
DESCRIPTION:
IBM API Connect is vulnerable to a regular expression attack that could allow an authenticated attacker to use a regex and cause the system to slow or hang.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/131546 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

Affected API Connect
Affected Versions
IBM API Connect 5.0.7.0-5.0.7.2

Remediation/Fixes

Affected Product
Addressed in VRMF
APAR
Remediation / First Fix
IBM API Connect

5.0.7.0-5.0.7.2
5.0.8.0 LI79798 Addressed in IBM API Connect V5.0.8.0.

Follow this link and find the "APIConnect_Management" package:

https://www-945.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=ibm%7EWebSphere&product=ibm/WebSphere/IBM+API+Connect&release=5.0.7.0&platform=All&function=all

Get Notified about Future Security Bulletins

References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

11 September 2017: original document 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 API Connect

Software version: 5.0.7.0, 5.0.7.1, 5.0.7.2

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 2008315

Modified date: 11 September 2017