ESB-2017.3140.2 - UPDATE [Win][Linux][AIX] IBM InfoSphere Information Server: Multiple vulnerabilities 2019-04-04

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                              ESB-2017.3140.2
         Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in Apache Solr affects
                     IBM InfoSphere Information Server
                               4 April 2019

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM InfoSphere Information Server
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  AIX
                   Linux variants
                   Windows
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
                   Denial of Service               -- Remote/Unauthenticated
                   Access Confidential Data        -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Mitigation
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-12629  

Reference:         ESB-2017.3096
                   ESB-2017.2943
                   ESB-2017.2656

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22010330

Revision History:  April    4 2019: Updated with latest publication
                   December 8 2017: Initial Release

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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in Apache Solr affects IBM InfoSphere
Information Server

Document information

More support for: InfoSphere Information Server

Component: --

Software version: 11.5, 11.7

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows

Reference #: 2010330

Modified date: 03 April 2019

Summary

A vulnerability in Apache Solr was addressed by IBM InfoSphere Information
Server.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-12629
DESCRIPTION: Apache Lucene could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary
code on the system, caused by improper handling of XML External Entity (XXE)
entries when parsing to RunExecutableListener class. By using a Config API
add-listener command to reach the RunExecutableListener class, an attacker
could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
133524 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

The following product, running on all supported platforms, is affected:
IBM InfoSphere Information Server Data Quality Exception Console: version
11.5, 11.7
IBM InfoSphere Information Analyzer: version 11.5, 11.7
IBM InfoSphere Information Server on Cloud version 11.5, 11.7

Remediation/Fixes

For version 11.7, a fix is available by installing Information Server 11.7.0.1
Service Pack 1 or later.
Alternatively, the Mitigation steps may be done.

Workarounds and Mitigations

The following steps should be done:
a) Fix the Solr server start script:

  o On UNIX:
     1. Edit /opt/IBM/InformationServer/shared-open-source/solr/start-solr.sh
     2. In the third line from the end of the file, change
        $EXEC "$ROOTDIR/solr/install/bin/solr" $SOLR_START_CMD -cloud -s
        "$ROOTDIR/solr/data/$i" -p $SCPI -z $HOSTNAME:$ZKPI
        to
        $EXEC "$ROOTDIR/solr/install/bin/solr" $SOLR_START_CMD -cloud -s
        "$ROOTDIR/solr/data/$i" -p $SCPI -z $HOSTNAME:$ZKPI
        -Ddisable.configEdit=true

  o On Windows:
     1. Edit C:\IBM\InformationServer\shared-open-source\solr\start-solr.bat
     2. In the third line from the end of the file, change
        "%SOLR_ROOT_DIRECTORY%install\bin\solr.cmd" start -cloud -s
        "%SOLR_ROOT_DIRECTORY:"=%data\!NODEID!" -p !SCPI! -z %HOSTNAME%:!ZKPI!
        !FOREGROUND!
        to
        "%SOLR_ROOT_DIRECTORY%install\bin\solr.cmd" start -cloud -s
        "%SOLR_ROOT_DIRECTORY:"=%data\!NODEID!" -p !SCPI! -z %HOSTNAME%:!ZKPI!
        !FOREGROUND! -Ddisable.configEdit=true

b) Follow the instructions in Step 2 of Technote to restart the
InfoSrvZookeeper, InfoSrvKafka and InfoSrvSolrCloud services.


Change History

07 December 2017: Original version published
03 April 2019: Added version 11.7, fix is in 11.7.0.1 Service Pack 1 & later,
or do Mitigation steps

*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.

                         Cross reference information
          Product             Component        Platform       Version  Edition
  InfoSphere Information    Not           AIX, Linux,        11.5,
          Server            Applicable    Windows            11.7

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