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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in shell affects Power Hardware Management Console ( CVE-2021-29707).

Security Bulletin


Summary

shell terminal is used by Power Hardware Management Console (HMC). HMC has addressed the applicable CVE.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-29707
DESCRIPTION:   IBM HMC (Hardware Management Console) could allow a local user to escalate their privileges to root access on a restricted shell.
CVSS Base score: 8.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/200879 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

Affected Product(s) Version(s)
HMC V9.1.910.0 V9.1.910.0 and later
HMC V9.2.950.0 V9.2.950.0 and later

Remediation/Fixes

 

Remediation/Fixes

  The following fixes are available on IBM Fix Central at: http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/

Product
VRMF
APAR
Remediation/Fix
Power HMC
V9.1.940.0 SP2 ppc
MB04287
Power HMC
      V9.1.940.0 SP2 x86_64
MB04286
Power HMC
V9.2.950.0 SP1 ppc
MB04285
Power HMC
      V9.2.950.0 SP1 x86_64
MB04284

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Thomas Cope.

Change History

17th July 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:
17 July 2021

UID

ibm16473347