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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Spectrum Protect Operations Center (CVE-2020-4954, CVE-2020-4955, CVE-2020-4956)

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM Spectrum Protect Operations Center is vulnerable to execution of arbitrary code on the system, authentication bypass, and denial of service. UPDATED: 15 April 2021 - Added fix for 8.1.11 (8.1.11.100).

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4955
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Spectrum Protect Operations Center could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by improper parameter validation. By creating an unspecified servlet request with specially crafted input parameters, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to load a malicious .dll with elevated privileges.
CVSS Base score: 8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/192155 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4954
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Spectrum Protect Operations Center could allow a remote attacker to bypass authentication restrictions, caused by improper session validation . By using the configuration panel to obtain a valid session using an attacker controlled IBM Spectrum Protect server, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass authentication and gain access to a limited number of debug functions, such as logging levels.
CVSS Base score: 4.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/192153 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4956
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Spectrum Protect Operations Center is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a RPC that allows certain cache values to be set and dumped to a file. By setting a grossly large cache value and dumping that cached value to a file multiple times, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the consumption of all memory resources.
CVSS Base score: 4.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/192156 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Spectrum Protect Operations Center8.1.0.000-8.1.10.100 and 8.1.11.000
IBM Spectrum Protect Operations Center7.1.0.000-7.1.12.xxx

Remediation/Fixes

IBM Spectrum Protect
Operations Center Release
First Fixing
VRM Level
PlatformLink to Fix
       8.1  8.1.10.200AIX
Linux
Windows
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6414815
       8.1  8.1.11.100
AIX
Linux
Windows

https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6442971

       7.1  7.1.13.000AIX
Linux
Windows

https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6409954



Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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Acknowledgement

This vulnerability was reported to IBM by Tenable, Inc.

Change History

12 February 2021: Initial Publication
15 April 2021: Added fix for 8.1.11 (8.1.11.100)

*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:
15 April 2021

UID

ibm16404966