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Category:   Device (Firewall)  >   IBM WebSphere DataPower Vendors:   IBM
IBM WebSphere DataPower Security Gateway Can Be Crashed By Remote Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021547
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0120   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jan 29 2009
Original Entry Date:  Jan 8 2009
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s):; possibly other versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM WebSphere DataPower XS40. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send specially crafted data over an SSL connection to cause the target device to crash and reboot.

erik at reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target device to crash.
Solution:   The report indicates that a fix is included in
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Date:  Thu, 8 Jan 2009 03:14:51 -0700
Subject:  [IBM Datapower XS40] Denial of Service

It appears it is possible to crash the IBM DataPower XS40 Security Gateway device by sending a simple (random?) string to it, over
 an established SSL-connection. The device reboots as a response to the input.

Tested vulnerable firmware is
Issue fixed as tested in

Tested as follows (entered attack-string is ´abc´ in this case):
openssl s_client -connect [IP]:[port]
Loading 'screen' into random state - done
abc [enter][enter]


After this, the device crashes and reboots


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