VDB-116969 · CVE-2017-1786 · Qualys 370926

IBM WebSphere MQ up to 8.0.0.8/9.0.4 resource consumption

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A vulnerability was found in IBM WebSphere MQ up to 8.0.0.8/9.0.4 (Application Server Software) and classified as problematic. This issue affects some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-400. Impacted is availability. The summary by CVE is:

IBM WebSphere MQ 8.0 through 8.0.0.8 and 9.0 through 9.0.4 under special circumstances could allow an authenticated user to consume all resources due to a memory leak resulting in service loss. IBM X-Force ID: 136975.

The bug was discovered 04/17/2018. The weakness was shared 04/23/2018 (Website). The advisory is shared at exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2017-1786 since 11/30/2016. The attack may be initiated remotely. Required for exploitation is a simple authentication. 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 01/30/2020). MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1499 for this issue.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 6 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 370926 (IBM MQ pubsub Denial of Service Vulnerability (swg22013023)).

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

The entry 119591 is related to this item.

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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-400
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Vendor: https://www.ibm.com/

Advisory: exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com
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CVE: CVE-2017-1786 (🔍)
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Created: 04/24/2018 08:55 AM
Updated: 01/30/2020 04:01 PM
Changes: (1) vulnerability_discoverydate
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