ESB-2019.0386 - [Win][Linux][AIX] PureApplication Service: Read-only data access - Existing account 2019-02-07

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                               ESB-2019.0386
             IBM PureApplication Service is affected by a GPFS
                       vulnerability (CVE-2018-1723)
                              7 February 2019

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Product:           PureApplication Service
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  AIX
                   Linux variants
                   Windows
Impact/Access:     Read-only Data Access -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-1723  

Reference:         ESB-2018.3874
                   ESB-2018.3695

Original Bulletin: 
   https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22017440

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IBM PureApplication Service is affected by a GPFS vulnerability (CVE-2018-1723)

Product:             PureApplication Service

Component:           Security

Software version:    2.2.3.0, 2.2.3.1, 2.2.3.2, 2.2.4.0, 2.2.5.0, 2.2.5.1,
                     2.2.5.2, 2.2.5.3

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows

Software edition:    All Editions

Reference #:         2017440

Modified date: 06 February 2019


Security Bulletin


Summary

There is a vulnerability in the GPFS component that is used by IBM
PureApplication Service. IBM has released Version 2.2.5.3 for IBM
PureApplication Service, in response to CVE-2018-1723. IBM PureApplication
Service provides a GPFS pattern and addressed the applicable CVE.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1723
DESCRIPTION: IBM Spectrum Scale could allow a GPFS command line utility allows
an unprivileged, authenticated user with access to a GPFS node to read
arbitrary files available on this node.
CVSS Base Score: 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
147373 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:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

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
IBM PureApplication System V2.2.5.0
IBM PureApplication System V2.2.5.1
IBM PureApplication System V2.2.5.2

Remediation/Fixes

For Intel:

Upgrade IBM PureApplication System to the following fix pack release:

- - IBM PureApplication V2.2.5.3

For AIX:

Upgrade IBM PureApplication System to the following fix pack release:

- - IBM PureApplication V2.2.5.3

Contact IBM for assistance.

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


Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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Reference

Complete CVSS v2 Guide
On-line Calculator v2

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related Information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

February 06, 2019: 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
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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