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Security Bulletin: Denial of service may affect IBM HTTP Server (CVE-2015-1283)

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Summary

Denial of service may affect IBM HTTP Server. The IBM HTTP Server is used by IBM WebSphere Application Server.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-1283
DESCRIPTION:
Multiple integer overflows in the XML_GetBuffer function in Expat through 2.1.0, as used in Google Chrome before 44.0.2403.89 and other products(Apache IHS), allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer overflow) or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted XML data, a related issue to CVE-2015-2716.
CVSS Base Score: 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/104964 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Affected Products and Versions

This vulnerability affects the following versions and releases of IBM HTTP Server (powered by Apache) component in all editions of WebSphere Application Server and bundling products.

  • Version 8.5.5
  • Version 8.5
  • Version 8.0
  • Version 7.0
  • Version 6.1

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solutions is to apply the interim fix, Fix Pack or PTF containing APAR PI45596 for each named product as soon as practical.

For affected IBM HTTP Server for WebSphere Application Server:
For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.6 Full Profile:

· Upgrade to a minimum of Fix Pack 8.5.5.4 or later then apply Interim Fix PI45596

--OR--
· Apply Fix Pack 8.5.5.7 or later.


For V8.0 through 8.0.0.11:

· Upgrade to a minimum of Fix Pack 8.0.0.9 or later and then apply Interim Fix PI45596

--OR--
· Apply Fix Pack 8.0.0.12 or later.


For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.37:

· Upgrade to a minimum of Fix Pack 7.0.0.33 or later and then apply Interim Fix PI45596

--OR--
· Apply Fix Pack 7.0.0.39 or later.

For V6.1.0.0 through 6.1.0.47:
· Upgrade to Fix Pack 6.1.0.47 and then apply cumulative Interim Fix PI45596



For unsupported versions IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version of the product.

Workarounds and Mitigations

none

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References

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Change History

31 August 2015: original document 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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Document Information

Modified date:
15 June 2018

UID

swg21964428