A security vulnerability has been identified in IBM Spectrum Scale file system that could allow an attacker to execute arbirtary code. A fix for this vulnerability is available.
DESCRIPTION: IBM Spectrum Scalefile system core component is affected by a format string security vulnerability. An attacker could execute arbitrary code in the context of process memory, potentially escalating their system privileges and taking control over the entire system with root access.
CVSS Base score: 8.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/201474 for the current score.
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
|IBM Spectrum Scale||5.0.0 - 18.104.22.168|
|IBM Spectrum Scale||5.1.0 - 22.214.171.124|
For IBM Spectrum Scale V5.1.0 through V126.96.36.199, apply V188.8.131.52 or later available from FixCentral at:
For IBM Spectrum Scale V5.0.0 through V184.108.40.206, apply V220.127.116.11 or later available from FixCentral at:
- For IBM Spectrum Scale V5.1.0 through V18.104.22.168, reference IJ32754
- For IBM Spectrum Scale V5.0.0 through V22.214.171.124, reference IJ31853
Workarounds and Mitigations
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13 May 2021: Initial Publication
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02 June 2021