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Security Bulletin: IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 Management Interface (CVE-2021-29908)

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Summary

The IBM TS7700 Management Interface is vulnerable to unauthenticated access. By accessing a specially-crafted URL, an attacker may gain administrative access to the Management Interface without authentication. IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 has addressed the vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-29908
DESCRIPTION:   The IBM TS7700 Management Interface is vulnerable to unauthenticated access. By accessing a specially-crafted URL, an attacker may gain administrative access to the Management Interface without authentication.
CVSS Base score: 9.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/207747 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Only the following versions of microcode for the IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 (3957-VEC and 3957-VED) are affected:

Machine TypeModelVersion
3957VEC

8.51.0.63

8.51.1.26

8.52.100.32

3957VED

8.51.0.63

8.51.1.26

8.52.100.32

Remediation/Fixes

Contact IBM Service at 1-800-IBM-SERV to arrange an upgrade to the latest microcode version followed by the installation of the appropriate code-specific VTD_EXEC (900 or 901) as needed. Affected microcode versions are shown below:

Machine TypeModelFix
3957VEC

If using 8.51.0.63, upgrade to 8.51.1.26, then apply VTD_EXEC.900

If using 8.51.1.26, apply VTD_EXEC.900

If using 8.52.100.32, apply VTD_EXEC.901

3957VED

If using 8.51.0.63, upgrade to 8.51.1.26, then apply VTD_EXEC.900

If using 8.51.1.26, apply VTD_EXEC.900

If using 8.52.100.32, apply VTD_EXEC.901


The minimum VTD_EXEC version is shown below:

VTD_EXEC PackageVersion
VTD_EXEC.900v1.03
VTD_EXEC.901v1.02


Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

Change History

5 Oct 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:
05 October 2021

UID

ibm16495469