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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   IBM WebSphere MQ Vendors:   IBM
IBM WebSphere MQ TCP Listener Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1030212
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1030212
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-0911   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 8 2014
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7.1, 7.1.0.1, 7.1.0.2, 7.1.0.3, 7.1.0.4, 7.5, 7.5.0.1, 7.5.0.2, 7.5.0.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM WebSphere MQ. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to create failure data capture (FDC) files to fill all available disk space or cause the target inetd service to enter an infinite loop and consume all available CPU resources.

Systems using the TCP listener (inetd) on UNIX and IBM i platforms are affected.

Systems using the MQ listener (runmqlsr) are not affected.

Impact:   A remote user can consume excessive file system disk space or CPU resources.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

For 7.1.x: fix pack 7.1.0.5, or 7.1.0.4 and the interim fix for APAR IV55886

For 7.5.x: fix pack 7.5.0.4, or 7.5.0.3 and the interim fix for APAR IV55886

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21670374

Vendor URL:  www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21670374 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Resource error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)

Message History:   None.


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