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Security Bulletin: IBM MQ Light - Improper handling of authentication credentials (CVE-2015-1956)

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Summary

IBM MQ Light is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an improper handling of authentication credentials. By constructing particular byte sequences a remote attacker could cause consumption of all available disk resources.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-1956
DESCRIPTION:
IBM MQ Light is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an improper handling of authentication credentials. By constructing particular byte sequences a remote attacker could cause consumption of all available disk resources.
CVSS Base Score: 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/103481 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Affected Products and Versions

The vulnerability affects users of IBM MQ Light V1.0 and V1.0.0.1 on all platforms.

Remediation/Fixes

Download and install the latest MQ Light Server appropriate for your platform from https://developer.ibm.com/messaging/mq-light/.

The following link describes how to re-use the data from your existing installation:
http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSBJCR_1.0.0/com.ibm.mq.koa.doc/tmql_data.htm .

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

27 July 2015: 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.

Disclaimer

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Document Information

Modified date:
15 June 2018

UID

swg21959204