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.
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
|IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX||126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52.iFix017|
|IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX||184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11.iFix061|
|IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX||18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124.iFix135|
|IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX||126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52.iFix101|
IBM strongly recommends addressing the vulnerability now by upgrading
|IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX||184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11.iFix017||Apply 18.104.22.168.iFix018, available on Fix Central.|
|IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX||22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199.iFix061||Apply 188.8.131.52.iFix062, available on Fix Central.|
|IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX||184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11.iFix135||Apply 18.104.22.168.iFix136, available on Fix Central.|
|IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX||22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199.iFix101||Apply 188.8.131.52.iFix102, available on Fix Central.|
Workarounds and Mitigations
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06 September 2022