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HistoryFeb 23, 2022 - 7:48 p.m.

Security Bulletin: IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System CPU utilization (CVE-2014-0963)

2022-02-2319:48:26
www.ibm.com
66

7.1 High

CVSS2

Access Vector

NETWORK

Access Complexity

MEDIUM

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

0.059 Low

EPSS

Percentile

93.2%

Summary

IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System is affected by a problem related to the SSL implementation which, under very specific conditions, can cause CPU utilization to rapidly increase.

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID:
CVE-2014-0963

DESCRIPTION:
IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System is affected by a problem with the handling of certain SSL messages. The TLS implementation can, under very specific conditions, cause CPU utilization to rapidly increase. The situation occurs only in a certain error case that causes a single thread to begin looping. If this happens multiple times, more threads will begin to loop and an increase in CPU utilization will be seen. This increase could ultimately result in CPU exhaustion and unresponsiveness of the IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System and other software running on the affected system.

This issue can affect the availability of the system, but does not impact system confidentiality or integrity. This vulnerability can be remotely exploited, authentication is not required and the exploit is moderately complex.

To determine if your systems are being affected by this issue, you can monitor the CPU utilization for IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System instances.

CVSS Base Score: 7.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/92844 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Affected Products and Versions

Products: GX3002, GX4002, GX4004, GX4004-v2, GX5008, GX5008-v2, GX5108, GX5108-v2, GX5208, GX5208-v2, GX6116, GX7412, GX7412-10, GX7412-05, GX7800, GV200, GV1000

Firmware versions: 4.6.1

Remediation/Fixes

IBM has provided patches for all affected versions. Follow the installation instructions in the README files included with the patch.

Proventia Network Intrusion Prevention System 4.6.1**.0**** All Models Hotfix-FP0006**

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

7.1 High

CVSS2

Access Vector

NETWORK

Access Complexity

MEDIUM

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

0.059 Low

EPSS

Percentile

93.2%

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