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Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in OpenSSH affect IBM Flex System Manager (FSM)

Security Bulletin


Summary

Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified in openSSH that is embedded in the IBM FSM. This fix addresses these vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-5352
DESCRIPTION:
OpenSSH could allow a remote authenticated attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by an error when making connections after ForwardX11Timeout expired. If X11 connections are forwarded with ForwardX11Trusted=no, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass XSECURITY restrictions.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/104418 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2015-6563
DESCRIPTION:
OpenSSH could allow a local attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the acceptance of extraneous username data in MONITOR_REQ_PAM_INIT_CTX requests by the monitor component in sshd. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to conduct impersonation attacks.
CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/105881 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:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2015-6564
DESCRIPTION:
OpenSSH could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by a use-after-free error in the mm_answer_pam_free_ctx function. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain elevated privileges on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 7.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/105882 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2016-3115
DESCRIPTION:
OpenSSH could allow a remote authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system, caused by improper validation of user-supplied X11 authentication credentials by the sshd server. By sending specially crafted X11 credential data, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to inject xauth commands and execute arbitrary commands on the system with the privileges of the victim.
CVSS Base Score: 8.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/111431 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2016-1908
DESCRIPTION:
OpenSSH could allow a remote authenticated attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the improper handling of errors when generating authentication cookies for untrusted X11 forwarding. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain access to the target local X server.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/110030 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Flex System Manager 1.3.4.x
Flex System Manager 1.3.3.x
Flex System Manager 1.3.2.x

Remediation/Fixes

IBM recommends updating the FSM using the instructions referenced in this table.

      Product
      VRMF
      APAR
      Remediation
Flex System Manager
      1.3.4.x
IT16775
Install fsmfix1.3.4.0_IT16775.
Flex System Manager
      1.3.3.x
IT16775
Install fsmfix1.3.3.0_IT16775.
Flex System Manager
      1.3.2.x
IT16775
Install fsmfix1.3.2.0_IT16775.

For a complete list of FSM security bulletins refer to this technote: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas7797054ebc3d9857486258027006ce4a0&myns=purflex&mync=E&cm_sp=purflex-_-NULL-_-E

For 1.1.x.x, 1.2.x.x, 1.3.0.x and 1.3.1.x IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release of the product.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

15 December 2016: 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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Internal Use Only

Advisory 5232, PSIRT 80091
Advisory 6072, PSIRT 80116

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Document Information

Modified date:
17 June 2018

UID

isg3T1024669