ESB-2017.2308 - [Appliance] IBM Netezza Host Management: Execute arbitrary code/commands - Existing account 2017-09-13

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                               ESB-2017.2308
         Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in Linux kernel affect
                        IBM Netezza Host Management
                             13 September 2017

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM Netezza Host Management
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  Network Appliance
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
                   Increased Privileges            -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-1000364  

Reference:         ASB-2017.0126
                   ESB-2017.1521
                   ESB-2017.1564.2

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22006797

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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in Linux kernel affect IBM Netezza Host 
Management

Document information

More support for: PureData System for Analytics Host

Software version: 1.0.0

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 2006797

Modified date: 12 September 2017

Security Bulletin

Summary

Linux kernel is used by IBM Netezza Host Management. IBM Netezza Host 
Management has addressed the applicable CVE.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1000364

DESCRIPTION: Linux Kernel could allow a local attacker to gain elevated 
privileges on the system, caused by a a stack memory allocation flaw that 
allows the stack guard page to be "jumped" or bypassed. An attacker could 
exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

CVSS Base Score: 8.4

CVSS Temporal Score: See 
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/127503 for the current 
score

CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined

CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Netezza Host Management 5.4.9.0 - 5.4.14.0

Remediation/Fixes

To resolve the reported CVE for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) on

PureData System for Analytics N3001

PureData System for Analytics N200x

PureData System for Analytics N1001

IBM Netezza High Capacity Appliance C1000

IBM Netezza 1000

IBM Netezza 100

update to the following IBM Netezza Host Management release:

Product 			VRMF 		Remediation/First Fix

IBM Netezza Host Management 	5.4.15.0 	Link to Fix Central

The Netezza Host Management software contains the latest RHEL updates for the
operating systems certified for use on IBM Netezza/PureData System for 
Analytics appliances. IBM recommends upgrading to the latest Netezza Host 
Management version to ensure that your hosts have the latest fixes, security 
changes, and operating system updates. IBM Support can assist you with 
planning for the Netezza Host Management and operating system upgrades to your
appliances.

For more details on IBM Netezza Host Management security patching:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Security Patching for IBM PureData System for
Analytics appliances

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide

On-line Calculator v3

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal

IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

12 Sep 2017: Original version published

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will 
ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of
this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the 
Reference section of this Security Bulletin.

Disclaimer

According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the 
Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard 
designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and 
priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY 
OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS 
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT 
OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.

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