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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: IBM QuickFile is affected by
vulnerabilities that exist in the IBM Java SDK
10 October 2013
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM QuickFile
Operating System: VMware ESX Server
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2013-4002
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Security Bulletin: IBM QuickFile is affected by vulnerabilities that exist in
the IBM Java SDK (CVE-2013-4002)
IBM QuickFile uses IBM Java SDK. QuickFile is affected by a vulnerability that
exists in the IBM Java SDK version shipped with QuickFile.
IBM QuickFile is shipped with an IBM Java SDK which is based on the Oracle
SDK. Oracle has released a critical patch update (CPU) which contains security
vulnerability fixes for the version of Java SDK shipped by QuickFile.
QuickFile is impacted by one of the denial of service vulnerabilities. IBM is
making a fix available which includes an updated version of IBM Java SDK meant
to address this issue.
CVE ID: CVE-2013-4002
A denial of service vulnerability in the Apache Xerces-J parser used by IBM
Java could result in a complete availability impact on the affected system.
CVSS Base Score: 7.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/85260
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND VERSIONS:
IBM QuickFile 126.96.36.199
IBM QuickFile 188.8.131.52
The recommended solution is to apply the iFix as soon as practical. Please see
below for information about the fixes available.
Fix VRMF APAR How to acquire a fix
iFix 3 184.108.40.206 IC95827 http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/options
iFix 1 220.127.116.11 IC95829 http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/options
Workaround(s) & Mitigation(s):
- - Complete CVSS Guide
- - On-line Calculator V2
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
*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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