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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Apache Commons affects IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for VMware and IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for VMware (CVE-2015-7450)

Security Bulletin


Summary

An Apache Commons Collections vulnerability for handling Java object deserialization was addressed by IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for VMware (IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments) and the IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for VMware (IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot).

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-7450
DESCRIPTION: Apache Commons Collections could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by the deserialization of data with Java InvokerTransformer class. By sending specially crafted data, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary Java code on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/107918 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

The following products and versions are affected:

  • Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for VMware
    - 7.1.0.0 through 7.1.3.x
    - 6.4.0.0 through 6.4.3
    - 6.3.0.0 through 6.3.2.4
  • Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for VMware
    - 4.1.0.0 through 4.1.3.x
    - 3.2.0.0 through 3.2.0.5
    - 3.1.0.0 through 3.1.1.2

Remediation/Fixes

Tivoli Storage Manager for VE: Data Protection for VMware Release

First Fixing VRMF Level

Client

Platform
Link to Fix / Fix Availability Target
7.17.1.4Linux
Windows
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24041094
6.46.4.3.1Linux
Windows
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24041370
6.36.3.2.5Linux
Windows
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24037601

Tivoli Storage
FlashCopy Manager for VMware Release

First Fixing VRMF Level

Client

Platform


Link to Fix / Fix Availability Target
4.14.1.4Linuxhttp://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24041139
3.23.2.0.6LinuxNote that 3.2.0.5 is no longer available for download. You can download 3.2.0.9 to obtain the fix:ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/storage/tivoli-storage-flashcopymanager/patches/v3r2/vmware/
3.13.1.1.3LinuxFixes for release 3.1 are no longer available for download as this release is no longer supported. Customers requiring fixes should upgrade to the latest release which contains the most recent security fixes. Contact IBM Support with any questions.

IBM recommends that you review your entire environment to identify vulnerable releases of the open-source Apache Commons Collections and take appropriate mitigation and remediation actions.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

03 December 2015 - Initially published
14 December 2015 - Added link to fix for FCM for VMware 4.1.4
13 April 2018 - Remove links to 3.1 as release is no longer supported.

*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.

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Document Information

Modified date:
17 June 2018

UID

swg21972373