The Elastic Storage Server is affected by a vulnerability in IBM Spectrum Scale where one can obtain root privilege by injecting parameters into setuid files. A fix for this vulnerability is available.
DESCRIPTION: A security vulnerability has been identified in all levels of IBM Spectrum Scale V18.104.22.168 through V22.214.171.124 and IBM Spectrum Scale V126.96.36.199 through V188.8.131.52 that could allow a local attacker to obtain root privilege by injecting parameters into setuid files.
CVSS Base score: 8.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/166282 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
Affected Products and Versions
The Elastic Storage Server 5.3.0 through 184.108.40.206
The Elastic Storage Server 5.0.0 through 220.127.116.11
The Elastic Storage Server 4.5.0 through 18.104.22.168
The Elastic Storage Server 4.0.0 through 22.214.171.124
For IBM Elastic Storage Server V5.0.0. through V126.96.36.199, apply V188.8.131.52 available from FixCentral at:
For IBM Elastic Storage Server V5.0.0. through 184.108.40.206, apply V5.2.8 available from FixCentral at:
If you are unable to upgrade to ESS 220.127.116.11 or 5.2.5, please contact IBM Service to obtain an efix:
- For IBM Elastic Storage Server 18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124, reference APAR IJ18477
- For IBM Elastic Storage Server 126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52, reference APAR IJ18518
- For IBM Elastic Storage Server 4.0.0 - 4.6.0, reference APAR IJ18518
To contact IBM Service, see http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/
Workarounds and Mitigations
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18 Nov 2019: Initial Publication
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23 December 2019