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Security Bulletin: wscanhw and wscansw vulnerabilities in scanner component of IBM License Metric Tool v9, v7.5, 7.2.2, IBM Endpoint Manger for Software Use Analysis v9 and IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed v7.5, v7.2.2

Security Bulletin


Summary

CIT scanner component contains format string vulnerability in wscanhw executable and stack overflow vulnerability in wscansw executable.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerabilities allows for scanner process manipulation, and possibly crashing the process.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2014-8927
DESCRIPTION:
IBM License Metric Tool contains a disruption of service vulnerability. A remote user can issue a specially crafted XML query to increase CPU usage and cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/99432 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)


CVEID: CVE-2014-8926
DESCRIPTION:
IBM License Metric Tool contains a disruption of service vulnerability. A remote user can issue a specially crafted XML query to increase CPU usage and cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/99431 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM License Metric Tool v9, v7.5, 7.2.2
IBM Endpoint Manger for Software Use Analysis v9
IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed v7.5, v7.2.2

Remediation/Fixes

  • Refer to the following technote with information on how to download and apply fixed CIT component: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24040006. The CIT component needs to be updated on each computer where CIT component is installed. Please mind, that in the case of both v9 products, the "5724-D33" identifier in the CIT installation command should be replaced by "SUA" identifier.
  • With the next v9 release the fixed CIT component will be available on IBM Endpoint Manager sites for the v9 products.
  • With the next v7.5 and v7.2.2 releases the fixed CIT component will be available as a part of self-update functionality. This technote will be updated with releases information as they become available.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Vincent Ruijter (Verizon Enterprise Solutions), vincentrr91@gmail.com

*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:
26 April 2021

UID

swg21882695