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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Application Server affects IBM Spectrum Scale (CVE-2018-10237)

Security Bulletin


There is a vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Application Server, used by IBM Spectrum Scale. This issue allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition.

Vulnerability Details

IBM WebSphere Application Server is used to provide graphical user interface for managing Spectrum Scale. The command line interface (CLI) interface is unaffected by this issue.

CVEID: CVE-2018-10237
DESCRIPTION: Google Guava is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by improper eager allocation checks in the AtomicDoubleArray and CompoundOrdering class. By sending a specially-crafted data, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service condition.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See 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:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Spectrum Scale V5.0.0.0 thru V5.0.2.3

IBM Spectrum Scale V4.2.0.0 thru V4.2.3.13


For IBM Spectrum Scale V5.0.0.0 thru, apply V5.0.3.0 available from FixCentral at:

For IBM Spectrum Scale V4.2.0.0 thru V4.2.3.13, apply V4.2.3.14 available from FixCentral at:

If you cannot apply the latest level of service, contact IBM Service for an efix

- For IBM Spectrum Scale V5.0.0-, reference IJ14957
- For IBM Spectrum Scale V4.2.0.0-, reference IJ14956

To contact IBM Service, see

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

24 April 2019: 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

PR - 130218 and Advisory id - 13952

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Document Information

Modified date:
24 April 2019