ESB-2019.0723 - [Virtual] IBM API Connect: Root compromise - Existing account 2019-03-07

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                               ESB-2019.0723
     IBM Security Bulletin: IBM API Connect is affected by a critical
           vulnerability in Kubernetes via runc (CVE-2019-5736)
                               7 March 2019

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM API Connect
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  Virtualisation
Impact/Access:     Root Compromise -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2019-5736  

Reference:         ESB-2019.0612
                   ESB-2019.0606
                   ESB-2019.0580
                   ESB-2019.0488.2

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10871802

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IBM API Connect is affected by a critical vulnerability in Kubernetes via runc
(CVE-2019-5736)

Product:             IBM API Connect

Software version:    2018.1-2018.4.1.2

Operating system(s): VM

Reference #:         0871802

Security Bulletin

Summary

API Connect has addressed the following vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2019-5736
DESCRIPTION: Runc could allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary commands on
the system, caused by the improper handling of system file descriptors when
running containers. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a
malicious container to overwrite the contents of the host runc binary and
execute arbitrary commands with root privileges on the host system.
CVSS Base Score: 7.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
156819 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

+--------------------+-----------------+
|Affected API Connect|Affected Versions|
+--------------------+-----------------+
|IBM API Connect     |2018.1-2018.4.1.2|
+--------------------+-----------------+

Remediation/Fixes

+--------------------+----------+-------+-------------------------------------+
|  Affected Product  |Addressed | APAR  |       Remediation / First Fix       |
|                    | in VRMF  |       |                                     |
+--------------------+----------+-------+-------------------------------------+
|                    |          |       |Addressed in IBM API Connect         |
|                    |          |       |V2018.4.1.3 fixpack                  |
|                    |          |       |                                     |
|                    |          |       |The Open Virtual Appliance ( OVA )   |
|                    |          |       |packages for Management Server,      |
|                    |          |       |Developer Portal and Analytics are   |
|                    |          |       |impacted.                            |
|IBM API Connect     |2018.4.1.3|LI80651|                                     |
|2018.4.1.-2018.4.1.2|fixpack   |       |Follow this link and find the OVA    |
|                    |          |       |packages:                            |
|                    |          |       |                                     |
|                    |          |       |http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral|
|                    |          |       |/swg/quickorderparent=              |
|                    |          |       |ibm%7EWebSphere&product=ibm/WebSphere|
|                    |          |       |/IBM+API+Connect&release=2018.4.1.2& |
|                    |          |       |platform=All&function=all&source=fc  |
+--------------------+----------+-------+-------------------------------------+

Reference

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related Information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

IBM API Connect Support Lifecycle Policy

Change History

March 5, 2019: Original bulletin 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.

Product Alias/Synonym

API Connect

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