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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-0879

Original release date: 03/12/2009
Last revised: 04/01/2009


The CIM server in IBM Director before 5.20.3 Service Update 2 on Windows allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) via a long consumer name, as demonstrated by an M-POST request to a long /CIMListener/ URI.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 34212
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-0656
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021825
Type: Advisory
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 8190
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090310 SEC Consult SA-20090305-1 :: IBM Director CIM Server Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability
External Source: BID
Name: 34061
External Source: XF
Name: director-cim-consumer-dos(49285)
External Source: MISC
Name: https://www.sec-consult.com/files/20090305-1_IBM_director_DoS.txt
External Source: MISC
Name: 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
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 52615

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