This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.
CWE-617 - Reachable Assertion
Exploit availability: NoDescription
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
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.
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
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.