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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   IBM WebSphere Vendors:   IBM
IBM WebSphere Application Server SOAP Connectors Let Remote Users Consume Excessive Resources on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037710
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-8919   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 26 2017
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7.0, 8.0, 8.5, 8.5.5, 9.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM WebSphere Application Server. A remote user can consume excessive resources on the target system.

A remote user can exploit a flaw in SOAP connectors to cause serialized objects to run, consuming excessive resources on the target system.

Federico Dotta and Maurizio Agazzini at @ S.r.l. reported this vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can consume excessive resources on the target system.
Solution:   IBM has issued a fix (APAR PI73519).

The IBM advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Resource error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any), z/OS

Message History:   None.

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