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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability has been identified in IBM Spectrum Scale where an unprivileged user to cause denial of service (CVE-2020-4492)

Security Bulletin


Summary

A security vulnerability has been identified in all levels of IBM Spectrum Scale that could allow a local attacker to cause a denial of service. A fix for this vulnerability is available.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4492
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Spectrum Scale could allow a local attacker to cause a denial of service crashing the kernel by sending a subset of ioctls on the device with invalid arguments.
CVSS Base score: 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/181992 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Spectrum Scale V5.0.0.0 through V5.0.4.3

IBM Spectrum Scale V4.2.0.0 through V4.2.3.21


Remediation/Fixes

For IBM Spectrum Scale V5.0.0.0 through 5.0.4.3, apply V5.0.4.4 or V5.0.5 available from FixCentral at:

https://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=Software%20defined%20storage&product=ibm/StorageSoftware/IBM+Spectrum+Scale&release=5.0.5&platform=All&function=all


For IBM Spectrum Scale V4.2.0.0 thru V4.2.3.21, apply V4.2.3.22 available from FixCentral at:

https://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=Software%20defined%20storage&product=ibm/StorageSoftware/IBM+Spectrum+Scale&release=4.2.3&platform=All&function=all

If you cannot apply the latest level of service, contact IBM Service for an efix:

  • For IBM Spectrum Scale V5.0.0.0 thru V5.0.4.3, reference APAR IJ23784
  • For IBM Spectrum Scale V4.2.0.0 thru V4.2.3.21, reference APAR IJ23757

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

04 Aug 2020: Initial Publication

*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 Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
28 August 2020

UID

ibm16324249