IBM Business Automation Workflow 18.0.0.0/18.0.0.1/18.0.0.2 Request resource management

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A vulnerability was found in IBM Business Automation Workflow and Business Process Manager 18.0.0.0/18.0.0.1/18.0.0.2 (Business Process Management Software) and classified as problematic. Affected by this issue is an unknown functionality. The manipulation as part of a Request leads to a resource management vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-399. Impacted is availability. CVE summarizes:

IBM Business Automation Workflow and Business Process Manager 18.0.0.0, 18.0.0.1, and 18.0.0.2 are vulnerable to a denial of service attack. An authenticated attacker might send a specially crafted request that exhausts server-side memory. IBM X-Force ID: 154774.

The bug was discovered 04/04/2019. The weakness was released 04/08/2019 (Website). The advisory is available at exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2018-1997 since 12/13/2017. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. The successful exploitation needs a simple authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 08/27/2023). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 4 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k.

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

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.0
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Exploitinginfo

Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Recommended: no mitigation known
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Timelineinfo

12/13/2017 🔍
04/04/2019 +477 days 🔍
04/08/2019 +4 days 🔍
04/09/2019 +1 days 🔍
08/27/2023 +1601 days 🔍

Sourcesinfo

Vendor: ibm.com

Advisory: exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2018-1997 (🔍)
X-Force: 154774

Entryinfo

Created: 04/09/2019 07:05 AM
Updated: 08/27/2023 10:21 AM
Changes: 04/09/2019 07:05 AM (58), 05/27/2020 10:52 AM (1), 08/27/2023 10:16 AM (3), 08/27/2023 10:21 AM (12)
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