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Security Bulletin: IBM MQ Internet Pass-Thru is vulnerable to a denial of service attack (CVE-2020-4766)

Security Bulletin


Summary

An issue was found within IBM MQ Internet Pass-Thru that could allow an attacker to execute a denial of service attack.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4766
DESCRIPTION:   IBM MQ Internet Pass-Thru could allow a remote user to cause a denial of service by sending malformed MQ data requests that would consume all available resources.
CVSS Base score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/188903 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s) Version(s)
IBM MQ Internet Pass-Thru 2.1
IBM MQ Internet Pass-Thru 9.2

Remediation/Fixes

IBM MQ Internet Pass-Thru 2.1
Note: MQ IPT 2.1.0.5 is provided on Solaris platforms only, for users with appropriate extended support entitlement. Users of MQ IPT 2.1 on all other platforms should migrate to one of the MQ IPT 9.2 levels listed below (or later).

IBM MQ Internet Pass-Thru 9.2 LTS

IBM MQ Internet Pass-Thru 9.2 CD

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

20 Jan 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:
21 January 2021

UID

ibm16406254