IBM WebSphere MQ FDC denial of service

wmq-fdc-dos (63147) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

WebSphere MQ is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a loop which can occur when processing an FDC with probe RM680004. By forcing the creation of the FDC with probe RM680004, a local or remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the consumption of all disk resources resulting in a denial of service.IBM3

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Single
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 3
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

For WebSphere MQ 7.0:
Apply the latest Fix Pack (7.0.1.5 or later) or APAR IC71123. See References.

References:

  • IBM APAR IC71123: Fixes by version for WebSphere MQ.
  • CVE-2010-2638: Unspecified vulnerability in IBM WebSphere MQ 7.0 before 7.0.1.5 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (disk consumption) via vectors that trigger an FDC with an RM680004 Probe Id value.
  • OSVDB ID: 69252: IBM WebSphere MQ Unspecified Disk Consumption Remote DoS
  • SA42253: IBM WebSphere MQ FDC Processing Denial of Service Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM WebSphere MQ 7.0

Reported:

Nov 10, 2010

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