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Security Bulletin: IBM InfoSphere Information Server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities in XStream

Security Bulletin


Summary

Multiple vulnerabilities in XStream that is used by IBM InfoSphere Information Server were addressed.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-21342
DESCRIPTION:   XStream is vulnerable to server-side request forgery, caused by a flaw when processing stream at unmarshalling time. By manipulating the processed input stream and replace or inject objects, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to conduct SSRF attack o access data streams from an arbitrary URL referencing a resource in an intranet or the local host.
CVSS Base score: 7.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/198619 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)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-21350
DESCRIPTION:   XStream could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a flaw when processing stream at unmarshalling time. By manipulating the processed input stream and replace or inject objects, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 8.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/198627 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-21346
DESCRIPTION:   XStream could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a flaw when processing stream at unmarshalling time. By manipulating the processed input stream and replace or inject objects, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/198623 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-21349
DESCRIPTION:   XStream is vulnerable to server-side request forgery, caused by a flaw when processing stream at unmarshalling time. By manipulating the processed input stream and replace or inject objects, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to conduct SSRF attack to access data streams from an arbitrary URL referencing a resource in an intranet or the local host.
CVSS Base score: 8.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/198626 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-21341
DESCRIPTION:   XStream is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an endless loop flaw when processing stream at unmarshalling time. By manipulating the processed input stream, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to allocate 100% CPU time.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/198618 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-2021-21345
DESCRIPTION:   XStream could allow a remote authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system, caused by a flaw when processing stream at unmarshalling time. By manipulating the processed input stream and replace or inject objects, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary commands on the system.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/198622 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-21348
DESCRIPTION:   XStream is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a regular expression denial of service flaw (ReDos). By using a specially-crafted regular expression input, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to consume maximum CPU time.
CVSS Base score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/198625 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)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-21344
DESCRIPTION:   XStream could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a flaw when processing stream at unmarshalling time. By manipulating the processed input stream and replace or inject objects, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code from a remote server.
CVSS Base score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/198621 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-21347
DESCRIPTION:   XStream could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a flaw when processing stream at unmarshalling time. By manipulating the processed input stream and replace or inject objects, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 8.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/198624 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-21343
DESCRIPTION:   XStream could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by a flaw when processing stream at unmarshalling time. By manipulating the processed input stream and replace or inject objects, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to delete arbitrary files on the system.
CVSS Base score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/198620 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-21351
DESCRIPTION:   XStream could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a flaw when processing stream at unmarshalling time. By manipulating the processed input stream and replace or inject objects, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 8.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/198628 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s) Version(s)
InfoSphere Information Server 11.7

Remediation/Fixes

 
Product  VRMF  APAR  Remediation/First Fix
 InfoSphere Information Server,
 Information Server on Cloud
 11.7  JR63438 --Apply InfoSphere Information Server version 11.7.1.0
--Apply InfoSphere Information Server version 11.7.1.0 Fix Pack 1
--Apply InfoSphere Information Server 11.7.1.1 Service Pack 2

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Contact Technical Support:

In the United States and Canada dial 1-800-IBM-SERV
View the support contacts for other countries outside of the United States.
Electronically open a Service Request with Information Server Technical Support.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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Change History

08 Jul 2021: Initial Publication

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Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
08 July 2021

UID

ibm16468567