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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in the IBM HTTP Server used in IBM WebSphere Application Server in IBM Cloud(CVE-2017-15710, CVE-2017-15715, CVE-2018-1301)

2018-07-1722:09:11
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12

0.961 High

EPSS

Percentile

99.5%

Summary

There are multiple vulnerabilities in the IBM HTTP Server used by WebSphere Application Server.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1301 DESCRIPTION: Apache HTTPD is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an out-of-bounds access error after a header size limit has been reached reading the HTTP header. By sending a specially crafted HTTP request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the service to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/140852 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2017-15715 DESCRIPTION: Apache HTTPD could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the < FilesMatch > expression matching ‘$’ to a newline character in a malicious filename instead of the end of the filename. By matching the trailing portion of the filename, an attacker could exploit to bypass security controls that use the < FilesMatch > directive.
CVSS Base Score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/140857 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2017-15710 DESCRIPTION: Apache HTTPD is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an out-of-bounds memory write error. By sending a specially crafted Accept-Language header value, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the service to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/140858 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

These vulnerabilities affect the following versions and releases of IBM HTTP Server (powered by Apache) component in all editions of WebSphere Application Server and bundling products.

  • Version 9.0
  • Version 8.5

Remediation/Fixes

To patch an existing service instance refer to the IBM WebSphere Application Server bulletins listed below:

Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in the IBM HTTP Server (CVE-2017-15710, CVE-2017-15715, CVE-2018-1301)

Alternatively, delete the vulnerable service instance and create a new instance.

Workarounds and Mitigations

none.

Monitor IBM Cloud Status for Future Security Bulletins

Monitor the security notifications on the IBM Cloud Status page to be advised of future security bulletins.

References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

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Related Information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

11 July 2018: Original document published

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin.

Disclaimer

Review the IBM security bulletin disclaimer and definitions regarding your responsibilities for assessing potential impact of security vulnerabilities to your environment.

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