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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in IBM Spectrum Scale allows to inject malicious content into command log files (CVE-2020-4889)

Security Bulletin


Summary

A security vulnerability has been identified in all levels of IBM Spectrum Scale FAL that could allow a local attacker to inject malicious content into command log files. A fix for this vulnerability is available.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4889
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Spectrum Scale could allow a local user to poison log files which could impact support and development efforts.
CVSS Base score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/190971 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Spectrum Scale5.0.0 - 5.0.5.4
IBM Spectrum Scale5.1.0

Remediation/Fixes

For IBM Spectrum Scale V5.0.0 through 5.0.5.4, apply V5.0.5.5 or later 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 V5.1.0.0, apply V5.1.0.1 or later available from FixCentral at:

https://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=Software%20defined%20storage&product=ibm/StorageSoftware/IBM+Spectrum+Scale&release=5.1.0&platform=All&function=all

If you cannot apply the latest level of service, contact IBM Service.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

Change History

18 Jan 2021: 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:
25 January 2021

UID

ibm16405776