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HistoryDec 17, 2021 - 5:05 p.m.

Security Bulletin: Security vulnerabilities in Apache Commons Compress affects IBM License Metric Tool v9.

2021-12-1717:05:57
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16

7.5 High

CVSS3

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

NONE

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

5 Medium

CVSS2

Access Vector

NETWORK

Access Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

0.014 Low

EPSS

Percentile

86.2%

Summary

There are vulnerabilities in Apache Commons Compress library that is used by IBM License Metric Tool.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:CVE-2021-35517
**DESCRIPTION:**Apache Commons Compress is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an out of memory error when allocating large amounts of memory. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted TAR archive, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service condition against services that use Compressโ€™ tar package.
CVSS Base score: 5.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/205307 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID:CVE-2021-36090
**DESCRIPTION:**Apache Commons Compress is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an out-of-memory error when large amounts of memory are allocated. By reading a specially-crafted ZIP archive, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service condition against services that use Compressโ€™ zip package.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/205310 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s) Version(s)
IBM License Metric Tool All

Remediation/Fixes

Upgrade to version 9.2.26 or later using the following procedure:

In BigFix console, expand IBM License Reporting (ILMT) node under Sites node in the tree panel.
Click Fixlets and Tasks node. Fixlets and Tasks panel will be displayed on the right.
In the Fixlets and Tasks panel locate Upgrade to the latest version of IBM License Metric Tool 9.x fixlet and run it against the computer that hosts your server.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

CPENameOperatorVersion
ibm license metric tooleq9.2

7.5 High

CVSS3

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

NONE

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

5 Medium

CVSS2

Access Vector

NETWORK

Access Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

0.014 Low

EPSS

Percentile

86.2%