IBM WebSphere MQ 8.0 access control

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A vulnerability classified as problematic has been found in IBM WebSphere MQ 8.0 (Application Server Software). This affects some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-284. This is going to have an impact on availability.

The bug was discovered 09/20/2017. The weakness was shared 09/25/2017 (Website). The advisory is shared at ibm.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2017-1235 since 11/30/2016. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. A authentication is required for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 01/14/2021). MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1068 for this issue.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 5 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 370582 (IBM MQ Client Application Termination Denial of Service Vulnerability (swg22005415)).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 100955) and X-Force (123914).

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.4

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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-284
ATT&CK: T1068

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Remote: Yes

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Vendor: https://www.ibm.com/

Advisory: ibm.com
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CVE: CVE-2017-1235 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 100955 - IBM MQ CVE-2017-1235 Denial of Service Vulnerability
X-Force: 123914

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Created: 09/26/2017 08:52 AM
Updated: 01/14/2021 12:17 PM
Changes: (3) source_xforce exploit_price_0day vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_basescore
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