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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: GNU C library (glibc) vulnerability
affect IBM DataPower Gateway appliances (CVE-2014-6040)
27 February 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM DataPower Gateways
Operating System: Network Appliance
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2014-6040
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Security Bulletin: GNU C library (glibc) vulnerability affect IBM DataPower
Gateway appliances (CVE-2014-6040)
More support for:
IBM DataPower Gateways
5.0.0, 6.0.0, 6.0.1, 7.0.0, 7.1
GNU C library (glibc) vulnerability in iconv() function affects IBM DataPower
DESCRIPTION: The GNU C Library (glibc) is vulnerable to a denial of service,
caused by the improper validation of input by the iconv() function when
converting IBM933, IBM935, IBM937, IBM939 or IBM1364 encoded data to UTF-8. An
attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/95616 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Affected Products and Versions
All DataPower versions through 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168
Fix is available in versions 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206. Refer to
APAR IT06941 for URLs to download the fix. Customers using DataPower firmware
version 5.0.x, contact customer support.
IBM recommends that you review your entire environment to identify vulnerable
releases of glibc including your Operating Systems and take appropriate
mitigation and remediation actions. Please contact your Operating System
provider for more information. .
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*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will
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this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the
Reference section of this Security Bulletin.
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FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT
OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
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