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Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in XStream, Apache HTTP, Jackson Databind, OpenSSL, and Node.js affect IBM Spectrum Control

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Summary

Multiple vulnerabiilities in XStream, Apache HTTP components, FasterXML Jackson Databind, OpenSSL, and Node.js may affect IBM Spectrum Control.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-26258
DESCRIPTION:   XStream is vulnerable to server-side request forgery, caused by a flaw when unmarshalling. By manipulating the processed input stream, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive data.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/193525 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-26259
DESCRIPTION:   XStream could allow a remote attacker to delete arbitrary files from the system, caused by improper input sanitization. By manipulating the processed input, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to delete arbitrary files from the system.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/193524 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-26217
DESCRIPTION:   XStream could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by flaws in the XStream.java and SecurityVulnerabilityTest.java scripts. By manipulating the processed input stream, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 7.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/192210 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-13956
DESCRIPTION:   Apache HttpClient could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the improper handling of malformed authority component in request URIs. By passing request URIs to the library as java.net.URI object, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to pick the wrong target host for request execution.
CVSS Base score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/189572 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-25649
DESCRIPTION:   FasterXML Jackson Databind could provide weaker than expected security, caused by not having entity expansion secured properly. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to launch XML external entity (XXE) attacks to have impact over data integrity.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/192648 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-1971
DESCRIPTION:   OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a NULL pointer dereference. If the GENERAL_NAME_cmp function contain an EDIPARTYNAME, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/192748 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)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-8265
DESCRIPTION:   Node.js is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a use-after-free in TLSWrap within the TLS implementation. By writing to a TLS enabled socket, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to corrupt memory and cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/194101 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)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-8287
DESCRIPTION:   Node.js is vulnerable to HTTP request smuggling. By sending specially crafted HTTP request headers, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to poison the web cache, bypass web application firewall protection, and conduct XSS attacks.
CVSS Base score: 7.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/194100 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Spectrum Control5.3.0.1-5.4.1

Remediation/Fixes

 ReleaseFirst Fixing
VRM Level
 Link to Fix
 5.4.2 5.4.2 http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21320822#53_0


Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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Acknowledgement

Change History

18 February 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:
18 February 2021

UID

ibm16415993