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Security Bulletin: IBM Spectrum Control is vulnerable to multiple weaknesses related to IBM Dojo (CVE-2021-234550), Java SE (CVE-2021-35578), IBM WebSphere Application Server - Liberty (CVE-2021-39031), Apache Log4j (CVE-2021-44832) and Gson (217225)

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Summary

IBM Spectrum Control has multiple vulnerabilities: arbitrary code execution due to Apache Log4j (CVE-2021-44832) and Dojo (CVE-2021-23450), denial of service due to Java SE (CVE-2021-35578) and Gson (217225) and LDAP injection due to IBM Websphere Application Security - Liberty (CVE-2021-39031). The fix includes Apache Log4j 2.17.1.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-23450
DESCRIPTION:   Dojo could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a prototype pollution in the setObject function. By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/216463 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-35578
DESCRIPTION:   An unspecified vulnerability in Java SE related to the JSSE component could allow an unauthenticated attacker to cause a denial of service resulting in a low availability impact using unknown attack vectors.
CVSS Base score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/211654 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-39031
DESCRIPTION:   IBM WebSphere Application Server - Liberty 17.0.0.3 through 22.0.0.1 could allow a remote authenticated attacker to conduct an LDAP injection. By using a specially crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability and could result in in granting permission to unauthorized resources. IBM X-Force ID: 213875.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/213875 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-44832
DESCRIPTION:   Apache Log4j could allow a remote attacker with permission to modify the logging configuration file to execute arbitrary code on the system. By constructing a malicious configuration using a JDBC Appender with a data source referencing a JNDI URI , an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute remote code.
CVSS Base score: 6.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/216189 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Third Party Entry:   217225
DESCRIPTION:   gson is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the deserialization of untrusted data. By using the writeReplace() method, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base score: 7.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/217225 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Spectrum Control5.4.0 - 5.4.5.2

 

 

 

 

Remediation/Fixes

 

Release Link to Fix
IBM Spectrum Control v5.4.6https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/latest-downloads-ibm-spectrum-control

 

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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Acknowledgement

Change History

03 March 2022: Initial Publication

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Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
07 March 2022

UID

ibm16561029