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Security Bulletin: IBM MQ Appliance is affected by libexpat vulnerabilities (CVE-2018-20843, CVE-2019-15903)

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM MQ Appliance has resolved libexpat vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2018-20843
DESCRIPTION:   libexpat is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error in the XML parser. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to consume all available CPU resources.
CVSS Base score: 3.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/163073 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID:   CVE-2019-15903
DESCRIPTION:   libexpat is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a heap-based buffer over-read in XML_GetCurrentLineNumber. By using a specially-crafted XML input, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/166560 for the current score.
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

Affected Product(s) Version(s)
IBM MQ Appliance 9.1 LTS
IBM MQ Appliance 9.1 CD
IBM MQ Appliance 9.2 LTS
IBM MQ Appliance 9.2 CD

Remediation/Fixes

This vulnerability is addressed by APAR IT35457.

IBM MQ Appliance 9.1 LTS

Apply the interim fix for APAR IT35457, or later maintenance.

IBM MQ Appliance 9.1 CD

Upgrade to IBM MQ CD 9.2.1 by applying the interim fix for APAR IT35457, or later maintenance.

IBM MQ Appliance 9.2 LTS

Apply the interim fix for APAR IT35457, or later maintenance.

IBM MQ Appliance 9.2 CD

Apply the interim fix for APAR IT35457, or later maintenance.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

16 Feb 2021: 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:
03 March 2021

UID

ibm16403285