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WebSphere MQ 7.1 Security Vulnerability: potential for client applications to bypass security configuration on MQ SVRCONN channels

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Abstract

WebSphere MQ Security Vulnerability: There is the potential for client applications to bypass security configuration setup on an MQ 7.1 SVRCONN channel, allowing access to the queue manager to unauthorized user ids.

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3295

DESCRIPTION:
There is the potential for client applications to bypass security configuration setup on an MQ SVRCONN channel, allowing access to the queue manager to unauthorized user ids.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/77279 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
*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 Flash.

AFFECTED PLATFORMS:
WebSphere MQ 7.1 on all supported platforms is affected.

REMEDIATION:
The recommended solution is to apply the fix for each named product as soon as practical. Please see below for information on the fixes available.

FIX
For WebSphere MQ 7.1 on distributed platforms, apply the fix pack 7.1.0.1.

For WebSphere MQ 7.1 on zOS apply the APAR PM56593 (PTF UK77064)

WORKAROUND:
None known; apply fixes.

Mitigation
None known

REFERENCES:
On-line Calculator V2 (http://nvd.nist.gov/cvss.cfm?calculator&adv&version=2)
X-Force Vulnerability Database (https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/77279)
CVE-2012-3295 (http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-3295)

CHANGE HISTORY:
17th May 2012: Original Copy Published
17th August 2012: Updated Copy Published

Note: 
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Product Synonym

WebSphere MQ WMQ

Document Information

Modified date:
15 June 2018

UID

swg21595523