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IBM Directory CIM Denial Of Service

IBM Directory CIM Denial Of Service
Posted Mar 10, 2009
Authored by Bernhard Mueller | Site sec-consult.com

SEC Consult Security Advisory 20090305-1 - IBM Director for Windows versions 5.20.3 Service Update 2 and below suffer from a remote denial of service vulnerability.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service
systems | windows
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IBM Directory CIM Denial Of Service

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SEC-CONSULT Security Advisory < 20090305-1 >
=========================================================================================
title: IBM Director CIM Server Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability
program: IBM Director for Windows
vulnerable version: <= 5.20.3 Service Update 2
homepage: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/management/director/
found: Sept. 2008
by: Bernhard Mueller / SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab
permanent link:
http://www.sec-consult.com/files/20090305-1_IBM_director_DoS.txt
=========================================================================================

Product description:
---------------

IBM Director is an application that can track and view system
configurations of remote computers. It is available for Linux, AIX, and
Windows servers.


Vulnerability overview:
----------------

The CIM server contained in the IBM Director suite for Microsoft Windows
is vulnerable to a remote denial of service attack. The vulnerability
allows an attacker to crash the service remotely. It will not be
possible to reach the IBM Director agent until the service is manually
restarted.


Vulnerability details:
---------------

CIM server crashes on receiving requests that contain overlong consumer
names. The error condition does not allow for the redirection of program
flow.

M-POST /CIMListener/[Ax512] HTTP/1.1
CIMOperation: MethodCall
CIMExport: MethodRequest
CIMExportMethod: ExportIndication

[some xml]


Fix:
---------------

The vendor has adressed this vulnerability in service update 2 for IBM
Director agent 5.20.3. Download link:

https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/iwm/web/reg/download.do?source=dmp&S_PKG=director_x_520&S_TACT=sms&lang=en_US&cp=UTF-8


vendor status:
---------------
vendor notified: 2008-11-03
patch available: 2009-03-09

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