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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in SSH affects IBM
DataPower Gateways (CVE-2016-8858)
24 January 2017
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM DataPower Gateways
Operating System: Network Appliance
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2016-8858
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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in SSH affects IBM DataPower Gateways
More support for:
IBM DataPower Gateways
23 January 2017
An SSH vulnerability was disclosed by the OpenSSH Project. IBM DataPower
Gateways has addressed the applicable CVE.
OpenSSH is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error in the
kex_input_kexinit() function. By sending specially crafted data during the
key exchange process, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to
consume all available memory resources.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See
for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM DataPower Gateway versions 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124.
Fix is available in version 126.96.36.199. Refer to APAR IT18177
for URLs to download the fix.
You should verify applying this fix does not cause any compatibility issues.
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20 January 2017 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.
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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