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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Denial of service in IBM InfoSphere Data Replication Dashboard
4 April 2013
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM InfoSphere Data Replication Dashboard
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2011-4461
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Security Bulletin: Denial of service in IBM InfoSphere Data Replication
InfoSphere Replication Server
9.7, 10.1.0.1, 10.1.0.2, 10.1.0.3, 10.1.0.4
AIX, Linux, Linux zSeries, Platform Independent, Windows, z/OS
InfoSphere Data Replication Dashboard includes Jetty which has a known
security vulnerability that can lead to a denial of service.
CVE ID: CVE-2011-4461
DESCRIPTION: An attacker, using specially crafted HTTP requests, can cause
up to 100% CPU usage, rendering the InfoSphere Data Replication Dashboard
unusable. This denial of service can last up to several hours depending on
the targeted application and server performance. The amplification effect
is considerable and requires little bandwidth and time on the attacker side.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See (http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/72017) for
the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Versions 10.1 and 9.7 of InfoSphere Data Replication Dashboard are affected.
The recommended solution is to upgrade the product to the latest
version. Please see below the information on the fixes available.
The vulnerability fixes require upgrading the product to version 10.2
or higher. Download the latest version of InfoSphere Data Replication
Dashboard from http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24023065
Complete CVSS Guide (http://www.first.org/cvss/cvss-guide.html)
On-line Calculator V2 (http://nvd.nist.gov/cvss.cfm?calculator&adv&version=2)
X-Force Vulnerability Database (http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/72017)
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
Mar 8, 2013: 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 Flash.
Note: According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST),
the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard
designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency
and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT
WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING
THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
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