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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: IBM WebSphere MQ 7.0.1 potential denial
of service (CVE-2015-2013)
2 September 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM WebSphere MQ
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2015-2013
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Security Bulletin: IBM WebSphere MQ 7.0.1 potential denial of service
More support for:
7.0.1, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168,
22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206
AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows
IBM WebSphere MQ 7.0.1 is susceptible to a client issuing an MQI call that
could cause the channel agent to abend, causing a denial of service to other
channels that are running under the same MCA process.
DESCRIPTION: IBM WebSphere MQ could allow a client to crash the channel agent
when sending a specially crafted selection string.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/103924 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM WebSphere MQ 7.0.1
IBM WebSphere MQ 220.127.116.11 and earlier maintenance levels
Apply the fix for APAR IV73860, which is shipped in IBM WebSphere MQ 18.104.22.168
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