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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: TADDM 220.127.116.11 - DoS vulnerability in Tomcat
15 April 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2014-0050
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Security Bulletin: TADDM 18.104.22.168 - DoS vulnerability in Tomcat.
More support for:
Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager
AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows
Apache Commons FileUpload and Tomcat are vulnerable to a denial of service,
caused by the improper handling of Content-Type HTTP header for multipart
By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this
vulnerability to cause the application to enter into an infinite loop.
CVSS Base Score: 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score: http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/90987
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Affected Products and Versions
Fix* VRMF APAR How to acquire fix
efix_tomcat_7.0.52.zipefix_tomcat7052_FP120131216.zip 22.214.171.124 None Download eFix
Please get familiar with eFix readme in etc/<efix_name>_readme.txt
Directory $COLLATION_HOME/external/apache-tomcat must be removed or renamed
before applying the eFix.
If you make any custom modification in Tomcat directory, remember to modify it
again after you apply eFix.
Workarounds and Mitigations
The only solution is to upgrade Tomcat to version 7.0.52.
EFix is prepared to be installed only on top of TADDM 126.96.36.199.
If you need eFix for other TADDM version, please contact IBM Support.
Complete CVSS Guide
On-line Calculator V2
X-Force Vulnerability Database
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
10 April 2014: Original Copy 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 Security Bulletin.
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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