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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability has been identified in IBM Spectrum Scale that could allow a unprivileged, auntheticated user to forcefully unterminate and deny access to data available through GPFS

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Summary

IBM Spectrum Scale could allow an unprivileged, authenticated user with access to a GPFS node to forcefully terminate GPFS and deny access to data available through GPFS.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1783
DESCRIPTION: IBM GPFS command line utility allows an unprivileged, authenticated user with access to a GPFS node to forcefully terminate GPFS and deny access to data available through GPFS.
CVSS Base Score: 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/148806 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Spectrum Scale V5.0.0.0 thru V5.0.1.2

IBM Spectrum Scale V4.2.0.0 thru V4.2.3.10

IBM Spectrum Scale V4.1.1.0 thru V4.1.1.20

 

Remediation/Fixes

For IBM Spectrum Scale V5.0.0.0 thru V5.0.1.2, apply V5.0.2.0 available from FixCentral at
https://www-945.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=Software%20defined%20storage&product=ibm/StorageSoftware/IBM+Spectrum+Scale&release=5.0.2&platform=All&function=all

For IBM Spectrum Scale V4.2.0.0 thru V4.2.3.10, apply V4.2.3.11 available from FixCentral at
https://www-945.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=Software%20defined%20storage&product=ibm/StorageSoftware/IBM+Spectrum+Scale&release=4.2.3&platform=All&function=all

For IBM Spectrum Scale V4.1.0.0 (GPFS) thru V4.1.1.20, apply V4.1.1.21 available from FixCentral at
https://www-945.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=Software+defined+storage&product=ibm/StorageSoftware/IBM+Spectrum+Scale&release=4.1.1&platform=All&function=all

If you cannot apply the latest level of service, contact IBM Service for an efix:

  • IBM Specrum Scale V5.0.0.0 thru V5.0.1.2, reference APAR IJ08220
  • IBM Spectrum Scale 4.2.0.0 thru 4.2.3.10, reference APAR IJ08214
  • IBM Spectrum Scale 4.1.0.0 thru 4.1.1.20, reference APAR IJ08213


To contact IBM Service, see http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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Reference

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related Information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

4 October 2018 : Original version published

*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

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Document information

More support for: IBM Spectrum Scale

Software version: All Versions

Operating system(s): Linux

Reference #: 0732717

Modified date: 04 October 2018