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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2015.3018
         GNU C library (glibc) vulnerability affects IBM Security
                         Access Manager for Mobile
                              3 December 2015

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM Security Access Manager for Mobile
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  Linux variants
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-8121  

Reference:         ESB-2015.3009
                   ESB-2015.2047
                   ESB-2015.0516

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21969156

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Security Bulletin: GNU C library (glibc) vulnerability affects IBM Security 
Access Manager for Mobile (CVE-2014-8121)

Security Bulletin

Document information

More support for:

IBM Security Access Manager for Mobile

Software version:

Version Independent

Operating system(s):

Linux

Reference #:

1969156

Modified date:

2015-12-02

Summary

A GNU C library (glibc) vulnerability affects IBM Security Access Manager for
Mobile.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2014-8121

DESCRIPTION: GNU C Library (glibc) is vulnerable to a denial of service, 
caused by the failure to properly check if a file is open by DB_LOOKUP in 
nss_files/files-XXX.c in the Name Service Switch (NSS). By performing a 
look-up on a database while iterating over it, an attacker could exploit this
vulnerability to cause the application to enter into an infinite loop.

CVSS Base Score: 5

CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/102652 for the 
current score

CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined

CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Security Access Manager for Mobile 8.0, all firmware versions

IBM Security Access Manager 9.0

Remediation/Fixes

IBM has provided patches for all affected versions. Follow the installation 
instructions in the README files included with the patch.

Product			VRMF		APAR	Remediation

IBM Security Access 	8.0 -8.0.1.3	IV78762	1. Upgrade to IBM Security 
Manager for Mobile				Access Manager V9.0

						2. Apply 9.0.0.0 Interim Fix 
						1: 9.0.0.0-ISS-ISAM-IF0001

IBM Security Access 	9.0		IV78762	1. Apply 9.0.0.0 Interim Fix	
Manager						1: 9.0.0.0-ISS-ISAM-IF0001				

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References

Complete CVSS v2 Guide

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Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal

IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Acknowledgement

None

Change History

December 1, 2015: Original version 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.

Disclaimer

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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