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Security Bulletin: IBM MQ Appliance is affected by a kernel vulnerability (CVE-2014-2523)

Security Bulletin


IBM MQ Appliance has addressed the following kernel vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2014-2523
DESCRIPTION: Linux Kernel could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an error in the /netfilter/nf_conntrack_proto_dccp.c file. By sending a specially-crafted DCCP packet, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to corrupt kernel stack memory and execute arbitrary code on the system with kernel privileges.
CVSS Base Score: 10
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM MQ Appliance 8.0

Maintenance levels between and

IBM MQ Appliance 9.0.x Continuous Delivery (CD) Release

Maintenance levels between 9.0.1 and 9.0.5


IBM MQ Appliance 8.0

Apply fixpack or later

IBM MQ Appliance 9.0.x Continuous Delivery (CD) Release

Apply 9.1 Long Term Support (LTS) release

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

30 July 2018 : 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

PSIRT PR:116611 A:12006

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Document Information

Modified date:
31 July 2018