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Security Bulletin: IBM Flex System Manager (FSM) is affected by bash vulnerabilities

Security Bulletin


Summary

Multiple security vulnerabilities have been identified in bash that is embedded in IBM FSM. This bulletin addresses these issues.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2014-6277
DESCRIPTION:
GNU Bash could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an incomplete fix related to the failure to properly parse function definitions in the values of environment variables. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using attack vectors involving the ForceCommand feature in OpenSSH sshd, the mod_cgi and mod_cgid modules in the Apache HTTP Server to execute arbitrary code on the system or cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 10
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/96686 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

CVEID: CVE-2014-6278
DESCRIPTION:
GNU Bash could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an incomplete fix related to the parsing of user scripts. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system or cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 10
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/96687 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

CVEID: CVE-2016-0634
DESCRIPTION:
GNU Bash could allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an error related to the expansion of the $HOSTNAME. By injecting the hostname with malicious code, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 4.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/121373 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-7543
DESCRIPTION:
GNU Bash could allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using specially crafted SHELLOPTS and PS4 variables to execute arbitrary commands on the system with root privileges.
CVSS Base Score: 8.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/121372 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Flex System Manager 1.3.4.0
Flex System Manager 1.3.3.0
Flex System Manager 1.3.2.1
Flex System Manager 1.3.2.0

Remediation/Fixes

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

    Product
    VRMF
      Remediation
    Flex System Manager
    1.3.4.0
    Flex System Manager
    1.3.3.0
    Flex System Manager
    1.3.2.1
    1.3.2.0

For all VRMF not listed in this table, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed and supported version/release of the product.

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

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

17 March 2017: 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.

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Document Information

Modified date:
17 June 2018

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