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Security Bulletin: There are multiple security vulnerabilities in Apache Storm used by IBM Tivoli Netcool Manager.

Security Bulletin


Summary

Apache-storm, used by IBM Tivoli Network Manager, contains many internal libraries which are vulnerable to various types of CVEs. Revealing sensitive information (CVE-2021-28169), bypassing ACL validations (CVE-2018-17196), heap based buffer overflow (CVE-2015-5237), denial of service (CVE-2016-4055, CVE-2018-10237), inject arbitrary java EL expressions (CVE-2020-11002), arbitrary code execution (CVE-2020-5245). Apache-storm has been upgraded to 2.4.0 and the affected libraries are upgraded to their corresponding latest version to address the issue.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-28169
DESCRIPTION:   Eclipse Jetty could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a flaw in the ConcatServlet. By sending a specially-crafted request using a doubly encoded path, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information from protected resources within the WEB-INF directory, and use this information to launch further attacks against the affected system.
CVSS Base score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/203492 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2018-17196
DESCRIPTION:   Apache Kafka could allow a remote authenticated attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by improper input validation. By sending a specially-crafted Produce request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass transaction/idempotent ACL validation.
CVSS Base score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/163622 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2015-5237
DESCRIPTION:   Google Protocol Buffers could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an integer overflow in MessageLite::SerializeToString. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the vulnerable system or cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base score: 6.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/105989 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-13955
DESCRIPTION:   Apache Calcite is vulnerable to a man-in-the-middle attack, caused by disabled hostname verification for HTTPS connections in the HttpUtils#getURLConnection method. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to launch a man-in-the-middle attack and gain access to the communication channel between endpoints to obtain sensitive information or further compromise the system.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/189598 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-28170
DESCRIPTION:   Eclipse EE4J Jakarta Expression Language could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by a flaw in the ELParserTokenManager module. By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass input validation of EL expressions.
CVSS Base score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/202708 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2016-4055
DESCRIPTION:   The Node.js moment module is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error in the regular expression implementation. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a regular expression to cause the application to hang.
CVSS Base score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/112574 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-2017-18214
DESCRIPTION:   Node.js moment module is vulnerable to a denial of service. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a low severity regular expression denial of service.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/135364 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2018-10237
DESCRIPTION:   Google Guava is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by improper eager allocation checks in the AtomicDoubleArray and CompoundOrdering class. By sending a specially-crafted data, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service condition.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/142508 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-8908
DESCRIPTION:   Guava could allow a remote authenticated attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by a temp directory creation vulnerability in com.google.common.io.Files.createTempDir(). By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass access restrictions.
CVSS Base score: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/192996 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-11002
DESCRIPTION:   dropwizard-validation could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a server-side template injection was identified in the self-validating feature. 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/180592 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-2020-5245
DESCRIPTION:   Dropwizard-Validation could allow a remote authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a flaw in the self-validating feature. By injecting arbitrary Java Expression Language expressions, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 8.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/176984 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
ITNM4.2.0.x

Remediation/Fixes

This issue has been fixed in ITNM4.2 Fix Pack 15 (i.e. 4.2.0.15) available from fix central and IBM strongly recommends addressing the vulnerability now by upgrading to Fix Pack 15 .

ITNM Full builds

4.2.0-TIV-ITNMIP-Linux-FP0015

4.2.0-TIV-ITNMIP-zLinux-FP0015

4.2.0-TIV-ITNMIP-AIX-FP0015

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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Change History

04 Jul 2022: Initial Publication

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Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
20 July 2022

UID

ibm16606205