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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in XStream affects IBM
InfoSphere Information Governance components
18 September 2017
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog
IBM InfoSphere Information Server
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2017-7957
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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in XStream affects IBM InfoSphere
Information Governance components
More support for:
InfoSphere Information Server
Information Governance Catalog
9.1, 11.3, 11.5
AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows
15 September 2017
A vulnerability in XStream was addressed by IBM InfoSphere Information
Governance Catalog, IBM InfoSphere Information Server Business Glossary, and
IBM InfoSphere Information Server Business Glossary Client for Eclipse.
XStream is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the improper handling
of attempts to create an instance of the primitive type 'void' during
unmarshalling. 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
The following product, running on all supported platforms, is affected:
IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog: versions 9.1, 11.3, and 11.5
IBM InfoSphere Information Server Business Glossary Client for Eclipse:
versions 9.1, 11.3, and 11.5
IBM InfoSphere Information Server Business Glossary 9.1
IBM InfoSphere Information Server on Cloud version 11.5
Product VRMF APAR Remediation/First Fix
InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog, Business Glossary Client for Eclipse, Information Server on Cloud 11.5 JR57991 --Apply InfoSphere Information Server version 126.96.36.199
--Apply InfoSphere Information Server 11.5 Service Pack 2
InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog, Business Glossary Client for Eclipse 11.3 JR57991 Security patch will be available in Q4 2017
InfoSphere Business Glossary, Business Glossary Client for Eclipse 9.1 JR57991 Security patch will be available in Q4 2017
Contact Technical Support:
In the United States and Canada dial 1-800-IBM-SERV
View the support contacts for other countries outside of the United States.
Electronically open a Service Request with Information Server Technical Support.
Workarounds and Mitigations
Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
15 September 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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