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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability has been identified in IBM Spectrum Scale with CES stack enabled that could allow sensitive data to be included with service snaps. This data could be sent to IBM during service engagements (CVE-2019-4259)

Security Bulletin


Summary

A security vulnerability has been identified in IBM Spectrum Scale with CES stack enabled that could allow sensitive data to be included with service snaps. This data could be sent to IBM during service engagements (CVE-2019-4259)

Vulnerability Details

Deployments with protocol access methods (SMB, NFS) enabled, bundled as a part of the CES stack, are affected.

CVEID: CVE-2019-4259
DESCRIPTION: A security vulnerability has been identified in IBM Spectrum Scale with CES stack enabled that could allow sensitive data to be included with service snaps.
CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/160011 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Spectrum Scale V5.0.0.0 thru V5.0.2.3

IBM Spectrum Scale V4.2.0.0 thru V4.2.3.13

IBM Spectrum Scale V4.1.1.0 thru V4.1.1.22

Remediation/Fixes

For IBM Spectrum Scale V5.0.0.0 thru 5.0.2.3, apply V5.0.3.0 available from FixCentral at:
https://www-945.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=Software%20defined%20storage&product=ibm/StorageSoftware/IBM+Spectrum+Scale&release=5.0.1&platform=All&function=all

For IBM Spectrum Scale V4.2.0.0 thru V4.2.3.13, apply V4.2.3.14 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 V4.1.1.0 thru V4.1.1.22, apply V4.1.1.23 available from FixCentral at:
https://www-945.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=Software%20defined%20storage&product=ibm/StorageSoftware/IBM+Spectrum+Scale&release=4.1.1&platform=All&function=all

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

- For IBM Spectrum Scale V5.0.0.0 thru V5.0.2.3, reference APAR IJ15984
- For IBM Spectrum Scale V4.2.0.0 thru V4.2.3.13, reference APAR IJ15978


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

*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

Component: --

Software version: 4.1.1, 4.2.0, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 5.0.0

Operating system(s): Linux

Reference #: 0883568

Modified date: 10 May 2019