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Security Bulletin: Node.js vulnerabilities affect IBM Spectrum Control (formerly Tivoli Storage Productivity Center) (CVE-2019-9511, CVE-2019-9512, CVE-2019-9513, CVE-2019-9514, CVE-2019-9515, CVE-2019-9516, CVE-2019-9517, CVE-2019-9518)

Security Bulletin


Summary

Node.js denial of service vulnerabilities affect IBM Spectrum Control (formerly Tivoli Storage Productivity Center).

Vulnerability Details

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-9511
Description: Multiple vendors are vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a Data Dribble attack. By sending a HTTP/2 request by the HTTP/2 protocol stack (HTTP.sys) for an overly large amount of data from a specified resource over multiple streams, a remote attacker could consume excessive CPU resources.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/164638 for more information
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)
CVE-ID: CVE-2019-9512
Description: Multiple vendors are vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a Ping Flood attack. By sending continual pings to an HTTP/2 peer, a remote attacker could consume excessive CPU resources.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/164903 for more information
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)
CVE-ID: CVE-2019-9513
Description: Multiple vendors are vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a Resource Loop attack. By creating multiple request streams and continually shuffling the priority of the streams, a remote attacker could consume excessive CPU resources.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/164639 for more information
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)
CVE-ID: CVE-2019-9514
Description: Multiple vendors are vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a Reset Flood attack. By opening a number of streams and sending an invalid request over each stream, a remote attacker could consume excessive CPU resources.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/164640 for more information
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)
 
CVE-ID: CVE-2019-9515
Description: Multiple vendors are vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a Settings Flood attack. By sending a stream of SETTINGS frames to the peer, a remote attacker could consume excessive CPU resources.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/165181 for more information
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)
CVE-ID: CVE-2019-9516
Description: Multiple vendors are vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a 0-Length Headers Leak attack. By sending a stream of headers with a 0-length header name and 0-length header value, a remote attacker could consume excessive memory resources.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/165182 for more information
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)

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-9517
Description: Multiple vendors are vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an Internal Data Buffering attack. By opening the HTTP/2 window so the peer can send without constraint and sending a stream of requests for a large response object, a remote attacker could consume excessive CPU resources.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/165183 for more information
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)

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-9518
Description: Multiple vendors are vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a Empty Frame Flooding attack. By sending a stream of frames with an empty payload and without the end-of-stream flag, a remote attacker could consume excessive CPU resources.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/164904 for more information
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

Affected Product Affected Versions
IBM Spectrum Control 5.3.0 - 5.3.3
  Note that the 5.2 release is not affected.

Remediation/Fixes

The solution is to apply an appropriate IBM Spectrum Control fix. Click on the download link and follow the Installation Instructions. The solution should be implemented as soon as practicable.

Starting with 5.2.8, Tivoli Storage Productivity Center has been renamed to IBM Spectrum Control.

Release
First Fixing
VRM Level
Link to Fix/Fix Availability Target
  5.3 5.3.4 http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21320822#53_0
Note: It is always recommended to have a current backup before applying any update procedure.  

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

20 September 2019 - 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.

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Internal Use Only

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Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
20 September 2019

UID

ibm11071852