IBM Communications Server for AIX APPC denial of service
|csa-appc-dos (58874)||Medium Risk|
IBM Communications Server for AIX is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error when handling APPC packets. By sending specially-crafted APPC data with an incorrect length in the GDSID, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the communication server to crash.
Denial of Service
Refer to IBM APAR IZ68810 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.
- IBM APAR IZ68810: CSAIX CRASH WHILE PROCESSING APPC DATA WITH INCORRECT LENGTH..
- BID-40372: IBM Communications Server for AIX Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability
- CVE-2010-2090: The npb_protocol_error function in sna V5router64 in IBM Communications Server for Windows 6.1.3 and Communications Server for AIX (aka CSAIX or CS/AIX) in sna.rte before 188.8.131.52 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) via APPC data containing a GDSID variable with a GDS length that is too small.
- OSVDB ID: 65207: IBM Communications Server for AIX APPC Remote DoS
- SA39909: IBM Communications Server for AIX APPC Denial of Service
- IBM Communications Server for AIX 6.3
May 19, 2010
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