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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: Access Manager Client in IBM DataPower
Gateways is vulnerable to a denial of service attack.
18 April 2017
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM DataPower Gateways
Operating System: Network Appliance
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2016-3706
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Security Bulletin: Access Manager Client in IBM DataPower Gateways is
vulnerable to a denial of service attack.
More support for:
IBM DataPower Gateways
7.1, 7.2, 7.5, 7.5.1, 7.5.2
17 April 2017
IBM DataPower Gateways has addressed a vulnerability in the ISAM Access
Manager Client component that could cause a denial of service.
GNU C Library (glibc or libc6) is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused
by a stack-based buffer overflow by the getaddrinfo function within
sysdeps/posix/getaddrinfo.c. A remote attacker could exploit this
vulnerability to cause the application to crash.
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 Gateways appliances versions 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, 184.108.40.206-220.127.116.11
Product VRMF APAR Remediation/First Fix
IBM DataPower Gateway 18.104.22.168-22.214.171.124 IT20143 Apply firmware 126.96.36.199
IBM DataPower Gateway 188.8.131.52-184.108.40.206 IT20143 Apply firmware 220.127.116.11
IBM DataPower Gateway 18.104.22.168-22.214.171.124 IT20143 Apply firmware 126.96.36.199
IBM DataPower Gateway 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206 IT20143 Apply firmware 220.127.116.11
IBM DataPower Gateway 18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124 IT20143 Apply firmware 126.96.36.199
Refer to APAR IT20143 or URLs to download the fix.
You should verify applying this fix does not cause any compatibility issues.
For DataPower customers using versions 6.x and earlier versions, IBM
recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the
Workarounds and Mitigations
Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
17 April 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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