IBM WebSphere Message Broker and Integration Bus XML4J parser denial of service

ibm-xml4j-cve20135372-dos (86662) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

The XML4J parser shipped with WebSphere Message Broker and IBM Integration Bus is vulnerable to a denial of service attack. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted XML document to cause the XML parser to run out of memory. This vulnerability only occurs when the security feature to control the processing of a document with a large number of entities that need to be expanded is enabled.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 3.2
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Refer to the appropriate IBM Security Bulletin for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system.

References:

  • IBM developerWorks: IBM Security Update November 2013.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1652590: IBM Cognos Business Intelligence (CVE-2013-3030, CVE-2013-4002, CVE-2013-2407, CVE-2013-2450, CVE-2013-4034, CVE-2013-5372).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1653087: IBM WebSphere Message Broker and IBM Integration Bus Security Vulnerability: XML4J denial of service attack (CVE-2013-5372).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1653815: Potential XML parser denial of service attack affecting all CLM applications (CVE-2013-4002, CVE-2013-5372).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1655201: Multiple vulnerabilities in current releases of the IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1655202: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM WebSphere Real Time.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1659217: Multiple vulnerabilities in usage of IBM Java SDK in IBM Content Analytics with Enterprise Search and IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition (CVE-2013-5802, CVE-2013-4002, CVE-2013-5825, CVE-2013-5372).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1659530: IBM Smart Analytics System 5600 is affected by multiple vulnerabilities in the IBM Java SDK.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1659761: Multiple IBM SDK Java Technology Edition, Version 6 security vulnerabilities addressed in Tivoli Endpoint Manager for Remote Control.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1659892: Security Bulletin: Information regarding security vulnerability in IBM SDK for Java that is shipped with IBM WebSphere Application Server and addressed by Oracle CPU October 2013.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1659951: Tivoli Multiple vulnerabilities in Tivoli Business Service Manager (CVE-2013-5802,CVE-2013-5825,CVE-2013-5372).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1659954: Tivoli Multiple vulnerabilities in Netcool/Impact (CVE-2013-5802,,CVE-2013-5825,CVE-2013-5372).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1660143: Information regarding security vulnerability in IBM SDK for Java that is shipped with IBM WebSphere Application Server and addressed by Oracle CPU October 2013.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1660145: Security Bulletin: Information regarding security vulnerability in IBM SDK for Java that is shipped with IBM WebSphere Application Server and addressed by Oracle CPU October 2013.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1660149: Information regarding security vulnerability in IBM SDK for Java that is shipped with IBM WebSphere Application Server and addressed by Oracle CPU October 2013.
  • IBM security Bulletin 1660218: Vulnerabilities in IBM FileNet Content Manager due to security vulnerabilities in Oracle Java Development Kits.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1660279: IBM Integration Bus and IBM WebSphere Message Broker: Multiple security vulnerabilities in IBM JREs 6 & 7.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1660461: IBM Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager can be affected by vulnerabilities in the IBM Java JRE/SDK (CVE-2013-5802, CVE-2013-4002, CVE-2013-5825, CVE-2013-5372).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1660500: IBM Tivoli Security Policy Manager can be affected by multiple vulnerabilities in the IBM Java SDK (CVE-2013-4002, CVE-2013-5825, CVE-2013-5802, CVE-2013-5372).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1661213: IBM Operational Decision Manager and WebSphere ILOG JRules: Multiple security vulnerabilities in IBM JRE.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1662315: Tivoli Netcool/Webtop can be affected by multiple vulnerabilities in current IBM SDK for Java for WebSphere Application Server October 2013 CPU.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1662705: Security Flash: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM's Java 5 and Java 6 JREs used by Web Experience Factory development components.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1662870: Multiple security vulnerabilities exist in WebSphere Transformation Extender (CVE-2013-5802 CVE-2013-4002 CVE-2013-5825 CVE-2013-5372 CVE-2013-0599 CVE-2013-0464 CVE-2013-0467 CVE-2013-2962 CVE-2013-2415.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1663096: Security Bulletin: Java Vulnerability in Rational Automation Framework (CVE-2013-4002, CVE-2013-5825, CVE-2013-5372).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1663944: IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager 3.2.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.0, 3.1.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1663960: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM SPSS Modeler (CVE-2013-6739, CVE-2013-5372, CVE-2013-5825).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1664268: IBM FileNet Business Process Manager IBM Java Quarterly CPU (JRE) Oct 2013 (CVE-2013-5372, CVE-2013-5802, CVE2013-5825).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1664777: IBM InfoSphere Optim Performance Manager is affected by multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java Runtime Environment (CVE-2013-5372, CVE-2013-5803, CVE-2013-5825).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1666275: Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities exist in the SOAP Gateway component of IMS Enterprise Suite (CVE-2013-4002, CVE-2013-5825, CVE-2013-5372, CVE-2014-0416, CVE-2014-0411).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1667716: Multiple IBM SDK Java Technology Edition, Version 6 security vulnerabilities addressed in Tivoli Remote Control.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1677352: Tivoli Workload Scheduler Distributed Potential multiple Security vulnerabilities with IBM WebSphere Application Server (CVE-2013-0443 and others).
  • BID-63224: IBM Integration Bus XML4J Parser Entity Expansion Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2013-5372: The XML4J parser in IBM WebSphere Message Broker 6.1 before 6.1.0.12, 7.0 before 7.0.0.7, and 8.0 before 8.0.0.4 and IBM Integration Bus 9.0 before 9.0.0.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a crafted XML document that triggers expansion for many entities.
  • OSVDB ID: 98716: IBM WebSphere Message Broker / Integration Bus Security XML External Entity (XXE) Expansion Remote DoS
  • RHSA-2013-1507: Critical: java-1.7.0-ibm security update
  • RHSA-2013-1508: Critical: java-1.6.0-ibm security update
  • RHSA-2013-1509: Important: java-1.5.0-ibm security update
  • RHSA-2013-1793: Low: Red Hat Network Satellite server IBM Java Runtime security update
  • SA55367: IBM WebSphere Message Broker / Integration Bus Entity Expansion Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • SA55591: IBM Enterprise Content Management Widgets Entity Expansion Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • SA56338: IBM Smart Analytics System Series Java Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA56339: IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway Java Multiple Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM Business Process Manager 7.5
  • IBM Business Process Manager 8.0
  • IBM Business Process Manager 8.5
  • IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.1
  • IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.1.1
  • IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2
  • IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.1
  • IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 8.4.1
  • IBM Content Analytics with Enterprise Search 2.2
  • IBM Content Analytics with Enterprise Search 3.0
  • IBM FileNet Business Process Manager 5.0
  • IBM FileNet Content Manager 5.1.0
  • IBM FileNet Content Manager 5.2
  • IBM IMS Enterprise Suite 2.1
  • IBM IMS Enterprise Suite 2.2
  • IBM IMS Enterprise Suite 3.1
  • IBM IMS Enterprise Suite SOAP Gateway 2.1
  • IBM IMS Enterprise Suite SOAP Gateway 2.2
  • IBM IMS Enterprise Suite SOAP Gateway 3.1
  • IBM Integration Bus 9.0
  • IBM Java SDK 5.0
  • IBM Java SDK 6.0
  • IBM Java SDK 7.0
  • IBM Lotus Widget Factory
  • IBM Netcool/Impact 5.1
  • IBM Netcool/Impact 5.1.1
  • IBM Netcool/Impact 6.1
  • IBM Netcool/Impact 6.1.1
  • IBM Omnifind 8.5 Enterprise
  • IBM Omnifind 9.1 Enterprise
  • IBM Operational Decision Manager 8.0
  • IBM Operational Decision Manager 8.5
  • IBM Optim Performance Manager for DB2 on Linux, UNIX, and Windows 4.1.0.1
  • IBM Optim Performance Manager for DB2 on Linux, UNIX, and Windows 4.1.1
  • IBM Rational Automation Framework 3.0.1
  • IBM Rational Automation Framework 3.0.1.1
  • IBM Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager 1.0
  • IBM Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager 1.0.0.1
  • IBM Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager 4.0.3
  • IBM Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager 4.0.4
  • IBM Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager 4.0.5
  • IBM Rational Quality Manager 2.0.1.1
  • IBM Rational Quality Manager 3.0.1.6
  • IBM Rational Quality Manager 4.0.4
  • IBM Smart Analytics System 5600 10.1
  • IBM Smart Analytics System 5600 9.7
  • IBM Smart Analytics System 5600 V1
  • IBM Smart Analytics System 5600 V2
  • IBM Smart Analytics System 5600 V3
  • IBM SPSS Modeler 14.0
  • IBM SPSS Modeler 14.1
  • IBM SPSS Modeler 14.2
  • IBM SPSS Modeler 15.0
  • IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager 4.2
  • IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager 4.2.1
  • IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager 6.1
  • IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager 6.1.1
  • IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager
  • IBM Tivoli Netcool/Webtop 2.2
  • IBM Tivoli Remote Control 5.1.2
  • IBM Tivoli Security Policy Manager 7.1
  • IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager 3.1
  • IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager 3.2.0
  • IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager 3.2.1
  • IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager 3.2.2
  • IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler 8.6
  • IBM Web Experience Factory
  • IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric 6.2
  • IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric 7.0
  • IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric on z/OS 6.2
  • IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric on z/OS 7.0
  • IBM WebSphere Dashboard Framework
  • IBM WebSphere Dynamic Process Edition 6.1.2
  • IBM WebSphere Dynamic Process Edition 6.2
  • IBM WebSphere Dynamic Process Edition 7.0.0
  • IBM WebSphere Dynamic Process Edition 7.0.1
  • IBM WebSphere ILOG JRules 7.1
  • IBM WebSphere Lombardi Edition 7.1
  • IBM WebSphere Lombardi Edition 7.2
  • IBM WebSphere Message Broker 6.1
  • IBM WebSphere Message Broker 7.0
  • IBM WebSphere Message Broker 8.0
  • IBM WebSphere Operational Decision Manager 7.5
  • IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway 6.2 Enterprise Edition
  • IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway 6.2.0.1 Enterprise Edition
  • IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway 6.2.0.1 Advanced Edition
  • IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway 6.2.0.2 Advanced Edition
  • IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway 6.2.0.2 Enterprise Edition
  • IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway 6.2.0.3 Advanced Edition
  • IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway 6.2.0.3 Enterprise Edition
  • IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway 6.2.0.4 Advanced Edition
  • IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway 6.2.0.4 Enterprise Edition
  • IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway 6.2.0.5 Advanced Edition
  • IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway 6.2.0.5 Enterprise Edition
  • IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway 6.2.1 Enterprise Edition
  • IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway 6.2.1 Advanced Edition
  • IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway 6.2.1.0 Advanced Edition
  • IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway 6.2.1.0 Enterprise Edition
  • IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway 6.2.1.1 Advanced Edition
  • IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway 6.2.1.1 Enterprise Edition
  • IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway 6.2.1.2 Advanced Edition
  • IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway 6.2.1.2 Enterprise Edition
  • IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway 6.2.1.3 Advanced Edition
  • IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway 6.2.1.3 Enterprise Edition
  • IBM WebSphere Partner Gateway Advanced Edition
  • IBM WebSphere Process Server 6.1.2
  • IBM WebSphere Process Server 6.2
  • IBM WebSphere Process Server 7.0
  • IBM WebSphere Real Time 3 Service Refresh 5
  • IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender Design Studio
  • IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender for Application Programming
  • IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender for Integration Servers
  • IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender for Luncher Hypervisor
  • IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender with Command Server
  • IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender with Launcher
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary 6
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Supplementary 6
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary 6
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Workstation Supplementary 6
  • RedHat RHEL Desktop Supplementary 5 Client
  • RedHat RHEL Supplementary 5 Server

Reported:

Oct 17, 2013

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