ESB-2018.0975 - [Win][UNIX/Linux] IBM PureApplication System: Access privileged data - Existing account 2018-04-03

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2018.0975
 IBM PureApplication Service/Systems, which includes IBM OS Images for Red
Hat Linux Systems, as well as AIX-based and Windows-based deployments, has
        released a fix in response to the vulnerabilities known as
                    Spectre and Meltdown. (2018.04.02)
                               3 April 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM PureApplication System
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
                   Windows
Impact/Access:     Access Privileged Data -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-5754 CVE-2017-5753 CVE-2017-5715

Reference:         ASB-2018.0033
                   ASB-2018.0002.4
                   ESB-2018.0884
                   ESB-2018.0784
                   ESB-2018.0738
                   ESB-2018.0735

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22014848

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Security Bulletin: IBM PureApplication Service/Systems, which includes IBM OS
Images for Red Hat Linux Systems, as well as AIX-based and Windows-based
deployments, has released a fix in response to the vulnerabilities known as
Spectre and Meltdown.

Security Bulletin

Document information

More support for: PureApplication System
Security

Software version: 2.2.0.0, 2.2.1.0, 2.2.2.0, 2.2.2.1, 2.2.2.2, 2.2.3.0,
2.2.3.1, 2.2.3.2, 2.2.4.0

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 2014848

Modified date: 02 April 2018

Summary

IBM has released the following fix Version 2.2.5.0 for IBM PureApplication
Service/Systems, which includes IBM OS Images for Red Hat Linux Systems, as
well as AIX-based and Windows-based deployments, in response to CVE-2017-5753,
CVE-2017-5715 and CVE-2017-5754.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-5753
CVEID: CVE-2017-5754
CVEID: CVE-2017-5715

Affected Products and Versions

IBM PureApplication System V2.2.0.0
IBM PureApplication System V2.2.1.0
IBM PureApplication System V2.2.2.0
IBM PureApplication System V2.2.2.1
IBM PureApplication System V2.2.2.2
IBM PureApplication System V2.2.3.0
IBM PureApplication System V2.2.3.1
IBM PureApplication System V2.2.3.2
IBM PureApplication System V2.2.4.0

Remediation/Fixes

The solution is to upgrade the IBM PureApplication System to the following fix
level:

IBM PureApplication V2.2.0.0, V2.2.1.0, V2.2.2.0, V2.2.2.1, V2.2.2.2, V2.2.3.0,
V2.2.3.1, V2.2.3.2, V2.2.4.0

  o Upgrade to IBM PureApplication V2.2.5.0. Contact IBM for assistance.

PureApplication Software:
Linux:
http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/quickorderparent=PureSystems&product
=ibm/WebSphere/PureApplication+System&release=2.2.5.0&platform=All&function=
fixId&fixids=pureappsw_content_2250&includeRequisites=1&includeSupersedes=0&
downloadMethod=ddp&source=fc

PureApplication System:
AIX
http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/quickorderparent=PureSystems&product
=ibm/WebSphere/PureApplication+System&release=2.2.5.0&platform=All&function=
fixId&fixids=Group_Content_PureApplicationSystem_2.2.5.0_Power&
includeRequisites=1&includeSupersedes=0&downloadMethod=ddp&source=fc

Linux
http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/quickorderparent=PureSystems&product
=ibm/WebSphere/PureApplication+System&release=2.2.5.0&platform=All&function=
fixId&fixids=Group_Content_PureApplicationSystem_2.2.5.0_Intel&
includeRequisites=1&includeSupersedes=0&downloadMethod=ddp&source=fc

Intel
http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/quickorderparent=PureSystems&product
=ibm/WebSphere/PureApplication+System&release=2.2.5.0&platform=All&function=
fixId&fixids=Group_Base_RedHat_PureApplicationSystem_2.2.5.0_Intel&
includeRequisites=1&includeSupersedes=0&downloadMethod=ddp&source=fc

Information on upgrading can be found here: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/
docview.wssuid=swg27039159

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

March 30, 2018: Original document 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
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ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.

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