Security Bulletin: InfoSphere Optim Performance Manager is affected by a directory traversal and arbitrary file download vulnerability (CVE-2013-2979)

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Abstract

IBM InfoSphere Optim Performance Manager is vulnerable to a directory traversal and arbitrary file download attack (CVE-2013-2979).

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-2979

DESCRIPTION:
A remotely authenticated attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to traverse directories and view potentially sensitive system files, if the InfoSphere Optim Performance Manager server process has been started with an Operating System credential that has read privileges on the file accessed by the attacker.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 4.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/83972
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)


AFFECTED PRODUCTS:

IBM Optim Performance Manager for DB2 on Linux, UNIX, and Windows version 4.1.1

IBM InfoSphere Optim Performance Manager for DB2 on Linux, UNIX, and Windows version 5.1 through 5.1.1.1

REMEDIATION:

FIX(ES):

Upgrade to IBM InfoSphere Optim Performance Manager for DB2 on Linux, UNIX, and Windows version 5.2 or later. The IBM InfoSphere Optim Performance Manager version 5 download page provides version-specific download and installation instructions, on a product by product basis (for example, Enterprise Edition, Workgroup Edition).


WORKAROUND(S):
None known.

MITIGATION(S):
None known.

REFERENCES:

Complete CVSS Guide
On-line Calculator V2
X-Force Vulnerability Database
CVE-2013-2979

IBM InfoSphere Optim Performance Manager version 5 download page


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


CHANGE HISTORY:
2013-08-20: Original version published
2013-08-21: Corrected CVSS score from 5.0 to 4.0

*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.


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.

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Information Management Optim Performance Manager for DB2 for Linux- UNIX and Windows AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows 4.1.1 Enterprise, Workgroup, Content Manager, Extended

Product Alias/Synonym

OPM

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More support for:

InfoSphere Optim Performance Manager

Software version:

4.1, 5.1, 5.1.1, 5.1.1.1

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Software edition:

Content Manager Edition, Enterprise Edition, Extended Edition, Extended Insight, Workgroup Edition

Reference #:

1647415

Modified date:

2013-08-21

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