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.
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 V220.127.116.11 through V18.104.22.168
IBM Spectrum Scale V22.214.171.124 through V126.96.36.199
For IBM Spectrum Scale V188.8.131.52 through 184.108.40.206, apply V220.127.116.11 or V5.0.5 available from FixCentral at:
For IBM Spectrum Scale V18.104.22.168 thru V22.214.171.124, apply V126.96.36.199 available from FixCentral at:
If you cannot apply the latest level of service, contact IBM Service for an efix:
- For IBM Spectrum Scale V188.8.131.52 thru V184.108.40.206, reference APAR IJ23784
- For IBM Spectrum Scale V220.127.116.11 thru V18.104.22.168, reference APAR IJ23757
Workarounds and Mitigations
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28 August 2020