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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: Queue manager repository manager integrity/abend caused
by multiple transmit queue records (CVE-2015-0189)
18 May 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM WebSphere MQ
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2015-0189
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Security Bulletin: Queue manager repository manager integrity/abend caused by
multiple transmit queue records (CVE-2015-0189)
More support for:
7.5, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 8.0, 126.96.36.199
AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows
A memory overwrite in the cluster repository manager can be triggered by a
malicious user with IBM WebSphere MQ administrator privileges, leading to loss
of data integrity and denial of service through abnormal termination of the
cluster repository manager.
DESCRIPTION: A memory overwrite in the cluster repository manager can be
triggered by a malicious user with IBM WebSphere MQ administrator privileges,
leading to loss of data integrity and denial of service through abnormal
termination of the cluster repository manager.
CVSS Base Score: 1.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/101003 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM WebSphere MQ v188.8.131.52 and earlier
IBM WebSphere MQ v184.108.40.206 and earlier
APAR IT05869 fixes the potential for a memory overwrite.
IBM WebSphere MQ v8.0
Apply fix pack 220.127.116.11 or later
IBM WebSphere MQ v7.5
Apply fix pack 18.104.22.168 or later
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15th May 2015 - Original version published
*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will
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OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
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