IBM WebSphere Application Server POST request denial of service

ibm-was-cve20140859-dos (90879) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

IBM WebSphere Application server using the web server plugin that is configured to retry failed POST requests may be vulnerable to a denial of service. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the Application Server to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 4.4
  Exploitability: High
  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 Security Bulletin 1669554: Potential Security Vulnerabilities fixed in IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5.2.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1676091: Potential Security Vulnerabilities fixed in IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0.0.33.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1676092: Potential Security Vulnerabilities fixed in IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0.0.9.
  • BID-67335: IBM WebSphere Application Server CVE-2014-0859 Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2014-0859: The web-server plugin in IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) 7.x before 7.0.0.33, 8.x before 8.0.0.9, and 8.5.x before 8.5.5.2, when POST retries are enabled, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) via unspecified vectors.

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM WebSphere Application Server 6.1
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5

Reported:

May 19, 2014

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