PowerKVM is affected by a vulnerability in crypto++ (aka cryptopp). This vulnerability is now fixed.
DESCRIPTION: Crypto++ could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by a timing attack error. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to launch further attacks on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/112305 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
Customers can update PowerKVM systems by using "yum update".
Fix images are made available via Fix Central. See PowerKVM 22.214.171.124-65 Update 12 at https://ibm.biz/BdEnT8 or later. Customers running v2.1 are, in any case, encouraged to upgrade to v3.1.
For v2.1 systems currently running fix levels of PowerKVM prior to 2.1.1, please see http://download4.boulder.ibm.com/sar/CMA/OSA/05e4c/0/README for prerequisite fixes and instructions.
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6 September 2016 - Initial Version
*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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17 June 2018