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Security Bulletin: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Expat affect IBM Netezza Analytics

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Summary

Expat vulnerabilities were disclosed August and September 2016. Expat is used by IBM Netezza Analytics. IBM Netezza Analytics has addressed the applicable CVEs.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2012-6702
DESCRIPTION:
Expat, when used in a parser that has not called XML_SetHashSalt or passed it a seed of 0, could provide weaker than expected security. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using attack vectors involving use of the srand function to defeat cryptographic protection mechanisms.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/114541 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-5300
DESCRIPTION:
Expat XML parser is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the failure to use sufficient entropy for hash initialization. By using a specially-crafted identifiers in an XML document, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/114435 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:L)



CVEID: CVE-2012-0876
DESCRIPTION:
Expat is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by insufficient randomization of hash data structures. By sending multiple specially-crafted HTTP POST requests to an affected application containing conflicting hash key values, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the consumption of CPU resources.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/73868 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

CVEID: CVE-2012-1147
DESCRIPTION:
Expat is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a resource leak in readfilemap.c when handling XML data. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application using the vulnerable XML parsing library to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/73866 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

CVEID: CVE-2012-1148
DESCRIPTION:
Expat is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a memory leak in poolGrow when handling XML data. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application using the vulnerable XML parsing library to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/73867 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

CVEID: CVE-2016-4472
DESCRIPTION:
Expat XML parser is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the removal by compilers with certain optimization settings. By using a specially-crafted XML data, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/114683 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:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-0718
DESCRIPTION:
Expat is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking when processing malformed XML data. By using the Expat library, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with the privileges of the victim or cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/113408 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Netezza Analytics 3.2.2 and earlier

Remediation/Fixes

Product

VRMFRemediation/First Fix
IBM Netezza Analytics3.2.3.0http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

None

Change History

30 November, 2016: Original version published
30 November, 2016: Updated CVE Links and FirstFix hotspot
05 December, 2016: Updated FirstFix hotspot
05 December, 2016: Corrected typo in above Change history date, added "None" to Workarounds, added links to Related Information field, added "None" to Ack's field, added PRIDs to PRID field.
20-December-2016: Added CVSSv2 to Reference, removed links in Related

*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 October 2019

UID

swg21994401