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Security Bulletin: A security vulnerability has been identified in IBM Reliable Scalable Cluster Technology shipped with IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms (CVE-2017-1134).

Security Bulletin


Summary

A privilege escalation vulnerability affects IBM Reliable Scalable Cluster Technology shipped with IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms. That vulnerability has been addressed in this bulletin.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1134
DESCRIPTION: IBM Reliable Scalable Cluster Technology could allow a local user to escalate their privileges to gain root access.
CVSS Base Score: 8.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/121453 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms 4.1 and 3.2.2.9.

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply the corresponding fix to IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms. To select the fix you need to apply in your environment, click on 'Download link' in the table below.
* If you are running IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms 4.1, please apply interim fix “4.1.0.3-TIV-ITSAMP-<OS>-IFS001” where <OS> represents the operating system for which you want to install the interim fix of this product version. You can apply this interim fix on top of any fixpack of version 4.1.
* If you are running IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms 3.2.2, please first upgrade to fixpack IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms 3.2.2.9. Then apply interim fix “3.2.2.9-TIV-ITSAMP-<OS>-IFS001” where <OS> represents the operating system for which you want to install the fix of this product version. Please note that this interim fix can not be applied to fixpack IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms 3.2.2.8 or lower.
* If you are running IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms 3.2.1 or IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms 3.2.0, then please contact IBM support.

Product VRMF APAR
IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms 4.1 and 3.2.2 Download link

Workarounds and Mitigations

None.

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Important note

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References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Acknowledgement

CVE-2017-1134 was reported to IBM by Martin Carpenter.

Change History

2 March 2017: Original Version Published
4 April 2017: CVE description updated

*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.

Document information

More support for: Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms

Software version: 3.2.2, 4.1

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1998459

Modified date: 04 April 2017


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