ESB-2019.0468 - [Win][Linux][AIX] PureApplication System: Denial of service - Existing account 2019-02-14

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                               ESB-2019.0468
      IBM PureApplication Service is affected by a GPFS vulnerability
                             14 February 2019

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           PureApplication System
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  Windows
                   AIX
                   Linux variants
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-1783  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10795195
   http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10795189

Comment: This bulletin contains two (2) advisories.

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IBM PureApplication Service is affected by a GPFS vulnerability (CVE-2018-1783)

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, 2.2.5.2,
                     2.2.5.3

Operating system(s): Windows

Software edition:    All Editions

Reference #:         0795195


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-2018-1783. IBM PureApplication
Service provides a GPFS pattern and addressed the applicable CVE.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1783
DESCRIPTION: IBM GPFS command line utility allows an unprivileged,
authenticated user with access to a GPFS node to forcefully terminate GPFS and
deny access to data available through GPFS.
CVSS Base Score: 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
148806 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)


Affected Products and Versions

IBM PureApplication Service V2.2.3.0
IBM PureApplication Service V2.2.3.1
IBM PureApplication Service V2.2.3.2
IBM PureApplication Service V2.2.4.0
IBM PureApplication Service V2.2.5.0
IBM PureApplication Service V2.2.5.2

Remediation/Fixes

For Intel:

Upgrade IBM PureApplication Service to the following fix pack release:

- - 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

Change History

February 13, 2019: Original document published


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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Subject:	New IBM bulletin: IBM Security Bulletin: IBM PureApplication System is affected by a GPFS vulnerability (CVE-2018-1783)
From:	ibm-bulletins@auslegacy.compute.dc.uq.edu.au
Date:	Thu, 14 Feb 2019 05:51:45 +1000
To:	auto-bulletins@auscert.org.au

IBM PureApplication System is affected by a GPFS vulnerability (CVE-2018-1783)

Product:             PureApplication System

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 #:         0795189


Summary

There is a vulnerability in the GPFS component that is used by IBM
PureApplication System. IBM has released Version 2.2.5.3 for IBM
PureApplication System, in response to CVE-2018-1783. IBM PureApplication
System provides a GPFS pattern and addressed the applicable CVE.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1783
DESCRIPTION: IBM GPFS command line utility allows an unprivileged,
authenticated user with access to a GPFS node to forcefully terminate GPFS and
deny access to data available through GPFS.
CVSS Base Score: 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
148806 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)


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:

- - V2.2.5.3

For AIX:

Upgrade IBM PureApplication System to the following fix pack release:

- - 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

February 13, 2019: Original document published


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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