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ESB-2014.1289 - ALERT [Win][Linux][Appliance][AIX] IBM PureApplication System: Administrator compromise - Remote/unauthenticated

Date: 01 August 2014
References: ESB-2013.1353  

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                               ESB-2014.1289
    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

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM PureApplication System
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  AIX
                   Linux variants
                   Windows
                   Network Appliance
Impact/Access:     Administrator Compromise -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2013-5403  

Reference:         ESB-2013.1353

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21679409

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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)

Flash (Alert)

Document information

More support for:
PureApplication System
Security

Software version:
1.0, 1.0.0.1, 1.0.0.2, 1.0.0.3, 1.0.0.4, 1.1.0.0, 1.1.0.1, 1.1.0.2,
1.1.0.3, 1.1.0.4

Operating system(s):
AIX, Linux Red Hat - xSeries, W1500, W1700, Windows

Reference #:
1679409

Modified date:
2014-07-22

Abstract

IBM PureApplication System is affected by a security vulnerability in
the Caching shared service which might allow unauthenticated access to
administrative operations and data.

Content

VULNERABILITY DETAILS:
CVE ID: CVE-2013-5403

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/87299 for the
current score
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.

REMEDIATION:
You must upgrade your IBM PureApplication System to version 1.1.0.4 before
applying the following fixes from Fix Central.

After upgrading to version 1.1.0.4, use the following link to access the
IBM PureApplication System fixes in Fix Central::

http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=PureSystems&product=ibm/WebSphere/PureApplication+System&release=1.1.0.4&platform=All&function=all

Locate the following two fixes that need to be downloaded and installed,
following the instructions included as part of the download, to upgrade
the system:

1) The Foundation Pattern Type must be upgraded to version 2.0.1.4. Apply
the fix pack foundation-2.0.1.4

2) After upgrading to Foundation Pattern Type V2.0.1.4, apply the
caching-2014-vaea interim fix.

See also the following APAR:

IC96174: The appliance might allow unauthenticated access to administrative
operations and data.
( http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1IC96174)

WORKAROUND:
None

MITIGATION:
None

REFERENCES:
Complete CVSS Guide ( http://www.first.org/cvss/cvss-guide.html)
On-line Calculator V2 (
http://nvd.nist.gov/cvss.cfm?calculator&adv&version=2)

RELATED INFORMATION:
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
None

CHANGE HISTORY
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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