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Security Bulletin: Apache Tomcat vulnerabilities on IBM SAN Volume Controller and Storwize Family (CVE-2013-4286 CVE-2013-4332 CVE-2014-0075 CVE-2014-0099)

Security Bulletin


Summary

Apache Tomcat DoS and unauthorized access vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Details


This bulletin relates to vulnerabilities in the Apache Tomcat component which is used to provide the product’s management GUI. The CLI interface is unaffected.

CVEID: CVE-2013-4286

DESCRIPTION: Apache Tomcat is vulnerable to HTTP request smuggling, caused by an incomplete fix related to the handling of malicious request. By sending a specially-crafted request in a Transfer-Encoding: chunked header and a Content-length header to the Apache HTTP server that will be reassembled with the original Content-Length header value, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to poison the web cache, bypass web application firewall protection, and conduct XSS attacks.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/91426 for more information
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2013-4322

DESCRIPTION: Apache Tomcat is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an incomplete fix related to the processing of chunked transfer coding without properly handling a large total amount of chunked data or whitespace characters in an HTTP header value. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.

CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/91625 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

CVEID: CVE-2014-0075

DESCRPTION: Apache Tomcat is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the improper handling of a malformed chunk size as part of a chucked request. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.

CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/93365 for more information
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

CVEID: CVE-2014-0099

DESCRIPTION: Apache Tomcat could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by the failure to check for overflows when parsing content length headers. By sending specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information.

CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/93369 for more information
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM SAN Volume Controller
IBM Storwize V7000
IBM Storwize V5000
IBM Storwize V3700
IBM Storwize V3500
IBM Flex System V7000

All products are affected when running code releases 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3 except for versions 7.2.0.8 and 7.3.0.5 and above.

Remediation/Fixes

IBM recommends that you fix this vulnerability by upgrading affected versions of IBM SAN Volume Controller, IBM Storwize V7000, V5000, V3700 and V3500 to the following code level or higher:

7.2.0.8
7.3.0.5

Latest SAN Volume Controller Code
Latest Storwize V7000 Code
Latest Storwize V5000 Code
Latest Storwize V3700 Code
Latest Storwize V3500 Code

IBM recommends that you fix this vulnerability by upgrading affected versions of IBM Flex System V7000 to the following code level or higher:

7.2.0.8

Latest IBM Flex System V7000 Code

Workarounds and Mitigations

Although IBM recommends that you install a level of code with a fix for this vulnerability, you can mitigate, although not eliminate, your risk until you have done so by ensuring that all users who have access to the system are authenticated by another security system such as a firewall.

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Acknowledgement

None

Change History

24 Jun 2014: First draft

*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 Information

Modified date:
17 June 2018

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ssg1S1004867