ESB-2017.2378 - [Win][UNIX/Linux] IBM Products: Execute arbitrary code/commands - Remote/unauthenticated 2017-09-20

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                               ESB-2017.2378
  Security Bulletin: Open Source Apache Struts Vulnerabilities affect IBM
  Platform Cluster Manager Standard Edition, IBM Platform Cluster Manager
      Advanced Edition, Platform HPC, and Spectrum Cluster Foundation
                             20 September 2017

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM Platform Cluster Manager
                   IBM Platform HPC
                   IBM Spectrum Cluster Foundation
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
                   Windows
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-12611  

Reference:         ESB-2017.2280

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg3T1025776

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Security Bulletin: Open Source Apache Struts Vulnerabilities affect IBM
Platform Cluster Manager Standard Edition, IBM Platform Cluster Manager
Advanced Edition, Platform HPC, and Spectrum Cluster Foundation

Security Bulletin

Document information

More support for:

Platform Cluster Manager

PCM GUI

Software version:

4.1.0, 4.1.1, 4.2

Operating system(s):

Platform Independent

Software edition:

Advanced, Standard

Reference #:

T1025776

Modified date:

19 September 2017

Summary

Open Source Apache Struts Vulnerabilities were addressed by IBM Platform
Cluster Manager Standard Edition, IBM Platform Cluster Manager Advanced
Edition, Platform HPC, and Spectrum Cluster Foundation.

Vulnerability Details

CVE-ID

: CVE-2017-12611

Description

: Apache Struts could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on
the system, caused by the use of an unintentional expression in Freemarker
tag instead of string literals. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability
to execute arbitrary code on the system.

CVSS Base Score: 7.3

CVSS Temporal Score:

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/131603

for more information

CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined

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

Affected Products and Versions

Platform Cluster Manager Standard Edition Version 4.1.0, 4.1.1 and 4.1.1.1

Platform Cluster Manager Advanced Edition Version 4.2.0, 4.2.0.1, 4.2.0.2 and
4.2.1

Platform HPC Version 4.1.1, 4.1.1.1, 4.2.0 and 4.2.1

Spectrum Cluster Foundation 4.2.2

Remediation/Fixes

IBM recommends that you review your entire environment to identify vulnerable
releases of the Open Source Apache Struts Vulnerabilities Collections and
take appropriate mitigation and remediation actions.

Platform Cluster Manager 4.2.1 & Platform HPC 4.2.1 & Spectrum Cluster
Foundation 4.2.2

1. Download the struts-2.3.34-lib.zip package from the following location:

http://archive.apache.org/dist/struts/2.3.34/

2. Copy the struts-2.3.34-lib.zip package to the management node.

3. Extract the struts-2.3.34-lib.zip package on the management node.

# mkdir -p /root/backup

# mv /opt/pcm/web-portal/gui/3.0/wlp/usr/servers/platform/apps/platform.war
/WEB-INF/lib/struts2-core-* /root/backup

# mv /opt/pcm/web-portal/gui/3.0/wlp/usr/servers/platform/apps/platform.war
/WEB-INF/lib/struts2-json-plugin-* /root/backup

# mv /opt/pcm/web-portal/gui/3.0/wlp/usr/servers/platform/apps/platform.war
/WEB-INF/lib/struts2-spring-plugin-* /root/backup

# mv /opt/pcm/web-portal/gui/3.0/wlp/usr/servers/platform/apps/platform.war
/WEB-INF/lib/xwork-core-* /root/backup

# mv /opt/pcm/web-portal/gui/3.0/wlp/usr/servers/platform/apps/platform.war
/WEB-INF/lib/freemarker-* /root/backup

# mv /opt/pcm/web-portal/gui/3.0/wlp/usr/servers/platform/apps/platform.war
/WEB-INF/lib/ognl-* /root/backup

# unzip struts-2.3.34-lib.zip

# cd struts-2.3.34/lib

# cp xwork-core-2.3.34.jar /opt/pcm/web-
portal/gui/3.0/wlp/usr/servers/platform/apps/platform.war/WEB-INF/lib

# cp struts2-core-2.3.34.jar /opt/pcm/web-
portal/gui/3.0/wlp/usr/servers/platform/apps/platform.war/WEB-INF/lib

# cp ognl-3.0.21.jar /opt/pcm/web-
portal/gui/3.0/wlp/usr/servers/platform/apps/platform.war/WEB-INF/lib

# cp struts2-json-plugin-2.3.34.jar /opt/pcm/web-
portal/gui/3.0/wlp/usr/servers/platform/apps/platform.war/WEB-INF/lib

# cp struts2-spring-plugin-2.3.34.jar /opt/pcm/web-
portal/gui/3.0/wlp/usr/servers/platform/apps/platform.war/WEB-INF/lib

# cp freemarker-2.3.22.jar /opt/pcm/web-
portal/gui/3.0/wlp/usr/servers/platform/apps/platform.war/WEB-INF/lib

4. Restart Platform HPC services. If high availability is enabled, run the
following commands on the active management node:

# pcmhatool failmode -m manual

# pcmadmin service stop --service WEBGUI

# pcmadmin service start --service WEBGUI

# pcmhatool failmode -m auto

Otherwise, if high availability is not enabled, run the following commands on
the management node:

# pcmadmin service stop --service WEBGUI

# pcmadmin service start --service WEBGUI


Platform Cluster Manager 4.2.0 4.2.0.x & Platform HPC 4.2.0 4.2.0.x


1. Download the struts-2.3.34-lib.zip package from the following location:

http://archive.apache.org/dist/struts/2.3.34/

2. Copy the struts-2.3.34-lib.zip package to the management node.

3. Extract the struts-2.3.34-lib.zip package on the management node.

4. # mkdir -p /root/backup

# mv /opt/pcm/web-portal/gui/3.0/tomcat/webapps/platform/WEB-
INF/lib/struts2-core-* /root/backup

# mv /opt/pcm/web-portal/gui/3.0/tomcat/webapps/platform/WEB-INF/lib/struts2
- -json-plugin-* /root/backup

# mv /opt/pcm/web-portal/gui/3.0/tomcat/webapps/platform/WEB-INF/lib/struts2
- -spring-plugin-* /root/backup

# mv /opt/pcm/web-portal/gui/3.0/tomcat/webapps/platform/WEB-INF/lib/xwork-
core-* /root/backup

# mv /opt/pcm/web-portal/gui/3.0/tomcat/webapps/platform/WEB-
INF/lib/freemarker-* /root/backup

# mv /opt/pcm/web-portal/gui/3.0/tomcat/webapps/platform/WEB-INF/lib/ognl-*
/root/backup

# unzip struts-2.3.34-lib.zip

# cd struts-2.3.34/lib

# cp xwork-core-2.3.34.jar /opt/pcm/web-
portal/gui/3.0/tomcat/webapps/platform/WEB-INF/lib

# cp ognl-3.0.21.jar /opt/pcm/web-portal/gui/3.0/tomcat/webapps/platform/WEB-
INF/lib

# cp struts2-core-2.3.34.jar /opt/pcm/web-
portal/gui/3.0/tomcat/webapps/platform/WEB-INF/lib

# cp struts2-json-plugin-2.3.34.jar /opt/pcm/web-
portal/gui/3.0/tomcat/webapps/platform/WEB-INF/lib

# cp struts2-spring-plugin-2.3.34.jar /opt/pcm/web-
portal/gui/3.0/tomcat/webapps/platform/WEB-INF/lib

# cp freemarker-2.3.22.jar /opt/pcm/web-
portal/gui/3.0/tomcat/webapps/platform/WEB-INF/lib


5. Restart Platform HPC services. If high availability is enabled, run the
following commands on the active management node:

# pcmhatool failmode -m manual

# pcmadmin service stop --service WEBGUI

# pcmadmin service start --service WEBGUI

# pcmhatool failmode -m auto

Otherwise, if high availability is not enabled, run the following commands on
the management node:

# pcmadmin service stop --service WEBGUI

# pcmadmin service start --service WEBGUI

Platform Cluster Manager 4.1.x & Platform HPC 4.1.x

1. Download the struts-2.3.34-lib.zip package from the following location:

http://archive.apache.org/dist/struts/2.3.34/

2. Copy the struts-2.3.34-lib.zip package to the management node.

3. Extract the struts-2.3.34-lib.zip package on the management node

# mkdir -p /root/backup

# mv /opt/pcm/web-portal/gui/3.0/tomcat/webapps/platform/WEB-
INF/lib/struts2-core-* /root/backup

# mv /opt/pcm/web-portal/gui/3.0/tomcat/webapps/platform/WEB-INF/lib/struts2
- -json-plugin-* /root/backup

# mv /opt/pcm/web-portal/gui/3.0/tomcat/webapps/platform/WEB-INF/lib/struts2
- -spring-plugin-* /root/backup

# mv /opt/pcm/web-portal/gui/3.0/tomcat/webapps/platform/WEB-INF/lib/xwork-
core-* /root/backup

# mv /opt/pcm/web-portal/gui/3.0/tomcat/webapps/platform/WEB-
INF/lib/freemarker-* /root/backup

# mv /opt/pcm/web-portal/gui/3.0/tomcat/webapps/platform/WEB-INF/lib/ognl-*
/root/backup

# unzip struts-2.3.34-lib.zip

# cd struts-2.3.34/lib/

# cp xwork-core-2.3.34.jar /opt/pcm/web-
portal/gui/3.0/tomcat/webapps/platform/WEB-INF/lib

# cp struts2-core-2.3.34.jar /opt/pcm/web-
portal/gui/3.0/tomcat/webapps/platform/WEB-INF/lib

# cp struts2-json-plugin-2.3.34.jar /opt/pcm/web-
portal/gui/3.0/tomcat/webapps/platform/WEB-INF/lib

# cp struts2-spring-plugin-2.3.34.jar /opt/pcm/web-
portal/gui/3.0/tomcat/webapps/platform/WEB-INF/lib

# cp freemarker-2.3.22.jar /opt/pcm/web-
portal/gui/3.0/tomcat/webapps/platform/WEB-INF/lib

# cp ognl-3.0.21.jar /opt/pcm/web-portal/gui/3.0/tomcat/webapps/platform/WEB-
INF/lib

4. Restart Platform HPC services. If high availability is enabled, run the
following commands on the active management node:

# pcmhatool failmode -m manual

# pmcadmin stop

# pmcadmin start

# pcmhatool failmode -m auto

Otherwise, if high availability is not enabled, run the following commands on
the management node:

# pmcadmin stop

# pmcadmin start



References

Complete CVSS v2 Guide

On-line Calculator v2



Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal

IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog



*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.

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Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard
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