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Security Bulletin: IBM Flex System Manager (FSM) is affected by multiple liblxm2 vulnerabilities

Security Bulletin


Summary

Multiple security vulnerabilities have been discovered in libxml2 that is embedded in the IBM FSM. This bulletin addresses these vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-1819
DESCRIPTION:
Libxml is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an XML External Entity Injection (XXE) error in the xmlreader when processing XML data. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to consume all available memory resources.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/107272 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2015-5312
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified error in Libxml2 related to an entity expansion flaw has an unknown impact and attack vector.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108319 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2015-7497
DESCRIPTION:
Libxml2 is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a heap-based buffer overflow in the xmlDictComputeFastQKey() function. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108320 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2015-7498
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified error in Libxml2 related to the processing of entities after encoding conversion failures have occured has an unknown impact and attack vector.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108321 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2015-7499
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified error in Libxml2 related to some parser errors has an unknown impact and attack vector.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108322 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2015-7500
DESCRIPTION:
Libxml2 is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a memory access error when handling invalid entity boundaries. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108323 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2015-7941
DESCRIPTION:
Libxml2 is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a heap-based buffer overflow in the xmlParseEntityDecl or xmlParseConditionalSections function. By using specially-crafted XML data, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to trigger an out-of-bounds read and cause the system to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108071 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2015-7942
DESCRIPTION:
Libxml2 is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a heap-based buffer overflow in the xmlParseConditionalSections function. By using specially-crafted XML data, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to trigger an out-of-bounds read and cause the system to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108073 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2015-8241
DESCRIPTION:
libxml2 is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the XML parser in xmlNextChar. By using a malformed XML file, a local attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108169 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2015-8242
DESCRIPTION:
libxml2 is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the HTML parser in push mode in xmlSAX2TextNode. By using a malformed XML file, a local attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108170 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2015-8317
DESCRIPTION:
libxml2 is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the xmlParseXMLDecl function. By using a malformed XML file, a local attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108316 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2015-8710
DESCRIPTION:
Libxml2 is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an out-of-bounds memory access when parsing an unclosed HTML comment. By not closing out an HTML comment, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to trigger an out-of-bounds read and cause the system to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/110076 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

Flex System Manager 1.3.4.x
Flex System Manager 1.3.3.x
Flex System Manager 1.3.2.x

Remediation/Fixes

IBM recommends updating the FSM using the instructions referenced in this table.

      Product
      VRMF
      APAR
      Remediation
Flex System Manager
      1.3.4.x
IT15534
Verify that Java updates have been installed, then install fsmfix1.3.4.0_IT15533_IT15534_IT15535_IT15536_IT16023.

Instructions for installing and verifying java updates can be found in Technote 761981453
Flex System Manager
      1.3.3.x
IT15534
Verify that Java updates have been installed, then install fsmfix1.3.3.0_IT15533_IT15534_IT15535_IT15536_IT16023.

Instructions for installing and verifying java updates can be found in Technote 736218441
Flex System Manager
      1.3.2.x
IT15534
Verify that Java updates have been installed, then install fsmfix1.3.2.0_IT15533_IT15534_IT15535_IT15536_IT16023.

Instructions for installing and verifying java updates can be found in Technote 736218441
For 1.1.x.x, 1.2.x.x, 1.3.0.x and 1.3.1.x IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release of the product.

You should verify applying this fix does not cause any compatibility issues. The fix disables MD5 signature hash by default. IBM recommends that you review your entire environment to identify other areas where you have enabled the MD5 signature hash and take appropriate mitigation and remediation actions.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

18 July 2016 : 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

Advisory 4690, PSIRT 70450

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Document Information

Modified date:
17 June 2018

UID

isg3T1023983