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Security Bulletin: IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX is vulnerable to remote code execution due to Apache Commons Configuration (CVE-2022-33980)

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Summary

IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX object storage file IO exits, and IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX components Install Agent and File Agent are vulnerable to remote code execution due to Apache Commons Configuration CVE-2022-33980. Apache Commons Configuration has been upgraded to version 2.8.0 in IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX Install Agent and File Agent, and removed from IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX object storage file IO exits.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2022-33980
DESCRIPTION:   Apache Commons Configuration could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a flaw when using the interpolation defaults. By using a specially-crafted configuratrion, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code or perform unintentional contact with remote servers .
CVSS Base score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/230563 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)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX6.2.0.0 - 6.2.0.4.iFix017
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX6.1.0.0 - 6.1.0.4.iFix061
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX6.0.0.0 - 6.0.0.2.iFix135
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX4.3.0.0 - 4.3.0.1.iFix101

 


Remediation/Fixes

IBM strongly recommends addressing the vulnerability now by upgrading

ProductVersionRemediation/Fix/Instructions
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX6.2.0.0 - 6.2.0.4.iFix017Apply 6.2.0.4.iFix018, available on Fix Central.
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX6.1.0.0 - 6.1.0.4.iFix061Apply 6.1.0.4.iFix062, available on Fix Central.
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX6.0.0.0 - 6.0.0.2.iFix135Apply 6.0.0.2.iFix136, available on Fix Central.
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX4.3.0.0 - 4.3.0.1.iFix101Apply 4.3.0.1.iFix102, available on Fix Central.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

6 Sep 2022: 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:
06 September 2022

UID

ibm16618349