Date: 01 August 2014
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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
The Caching shared service provided with IBM PureApplication System
contains a vulnerability for administrative access to code
and data (CVE-2013-5403)
1 August 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM PureApplication System
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Administrator Compromise -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2013-5403
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The Caching shared service provided with IBM PureApplication System contains
a vulnerability for administrative access to code and data (CVE-2013-5403)
More support for:
1.0, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11,
AIX, Linux Red Hat - xSeries, W1500, W1700, Windows
IBM PureApplication System is affected by a security vulnerability in
the Caching shared service which might allow unauthenticated access to
administrative operations and data.
CVE ID: CVE-2013-5403
CVSS Base Score: 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/87299 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
*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 Flash.
AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND VERSIONS:
IBM PureApplication System 1.0 and later
IBM PureApplication System 1.1 and later
This problem affects only those IBM PureApplication System cloud groups
into which the Caching shared service is deployed.
You must upgrade your IBM PureApplication System to version 18.104.22.168 before
applying the following fixes from Fix Central.
After upgrading to version 22.214.171.124, use the following link to access the
IBM PureApplication System fixes in Fix Central::
Locate the following two fixes that need to be downloaded and installed,
following the instructions included as part of the download, to upgrade
1) The Foundation Pattern Type must be upgraded to version 126.96.36.199. Apply
the fix pack foundation-188.8.131.52
2) After upgrading to Foundation Pattern Type V184.108.40.206, apply the
caching-2014-vaea interim fix.
See also the following APAR:
IC96174: The appliance might allow unauthenticated access to administrative
operations and data.
Complete CVSS Guide ( http://www.first.org/cvss/cvss-guide.html)
On-line Calculator V2 (
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
18 July 2014: Original Copy Published
22 July 2014: Updated with specific download information
Note: 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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