Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in command line interface (CVE-2013-5455)
Any user, even with READ-ONLY access to everything, has the ability to start/stop/DELETE ANY virtual system using the command line interface.
Any user, even with READ-ONLY access to everything, has the ability to start/stop/DELETE ANY virtual system by using the following CLI command:
where INST is the array index of the virtual system.
Note: This issue occurs only in the CLI, and not in the GUI.
CVSS Base Score: 4.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/88254 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND VERSIONS:
- SmartCloud Provisioning 2.1
The vulnerability will be fixed in the following version of SmartCloud Provisioning:
SmartCloud Provisioning 2.1 FP3 IF0001
The remediation will be contained in an interim fix to be issued for SmartCloud Provisioning 2.1 FP3. The fix will be available from the IBM FixCentral web site at
Search for Tivoli / IBM SmartCloud Provisioning / 2.1.0 and download the following files:
WORKAROUND(S) & MITIGATION(S):
- Complete CVSS Guide
- On-line Calculator V2
- IBM Security Alerts
*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.
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IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
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