Fortinet Discovers IBM BigInsights Zookeeper Remote DoS Vulnerability
Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a denial of service (DoS) vulnerability in Open Source Zookeeper that affects IBM BigInsights (IBM Open Platform with Apache Hadoop).
ZooKeeper is a centralized service for maintaining configuration information, providing distributed synchronization, and providing group services.
A vulnerability is discovered in Zookeeper due to incorrectly processing specially crafted network packet. When IBM BigInsights Zookeeper is accessed behind a firewall where Jetty AdminServer is not available, it could allow an authenticated user to cause a denial of service.
SolutionsFortiGuard Labs released the following FortiGate IPS signature which covers this specific vulnerability:
Released Oct 03, 2017
Users should apply the solution provided by IBM.
Fortinet reported the vulnerability to IBM on March 10, 2017.
IBM released patch for it on October 2, 2017.
This vulnerability was discovered by Honggang Ren of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.