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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in IBM Websphere Application Server affects the IBM Performance Management product (CVE-2019-4720)

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0, 8.0, 8.5, and 9.0 is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by sending a specially-crafted request. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the server to consume all available memory. IBM Performance Management has addressed the applicable CVE.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2019-4720
DESCRIPTION:   IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0, 8.0, 8.5, and 9.0 is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by sending a specially-crafted request. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the server to consume all available memory. IBM X-Force ID: 172125.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/172125 for the current score.
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(s)Version(s)
IBM Cloud APM, Base Private8.1.4
IBM Cloud APM, Advanced Private8.1.4
IBM Cloud APM8.1.4

Remediation/Fixes

IBM Cloud Application Performance Management, Base Private

IBM Cloud Application Performance Management, Advanced Private
8.1.4

The vulnerability can be remediated by applying the following 8.1.4.0-IBM-APM-SERVER-IF0010 or later server patch to the system where the Cloud APM server is installed: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6120993 

The vulnerability can be remediated by applying the following 8.1.4.0-IBM-APM-GATEWAY-IF0008 or later Hybrid Gateway patch to the system where the Hybrid Gateway is installed: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6125031

IBM Cloud Application Performance Management
N/A

The vulnerabilities can be remediated by applying the following 8.1.4.0-IBM-APM-GATEWAY-IF0008 or later Hybrid Gateway patch to the system where the Hybrid Gateway is installed: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6125031

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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Acknowledgement

Change History

08 Apr 2020: Initial Publication

*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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Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
14 April 2020

UID

ibm16173931