Denial of service in IBM Power HMC



Published: 2022-06-06
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2021-25214
CWE-ID CWE-617
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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IBM Hardware Management Console
Server applications / Remote management servers, RDP, SSH

Vendor IBM Corporation

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Reachable Assertion

EUVDB-ID: #VU52734

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 5.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-25214

CWE-ID: CWE-617 - Reachable Assertion

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to a reachable assertion when pressing IXFR queries. An IXFR stream containing SOA records with an owner name other than the transferred zone's apex may cause the receiving named server to inadvertently remove the SOA record for the zone in question from the zone database. This leads to an assertion failure when the next SOA refresh query for that zone is made. When a vulnerable version of named receives a malformed IXFR triggering the flaw described above, the named process will terminate due to a failed assertion the next time the transferred secondary zone is refreshed.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

IBM Hardware Management Console: before 10.1.1010.0 ppc, 10.1.1010.0 x86, 9.2.952.0


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.ibm.com/blogs/psirt/security-bulletin-vulnerability-in-bind-cve-2021-25214-affects-power-hmc/
http://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6590919

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to send a specially crafted request to the affected application in order to exploit this vulnerability.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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