IBM PowerVC is using a ceilometer database that does not have authentication enabled.
DESCRIPTION: IBM PowerVC NoSQL database used by ceilometer is listening on the remote port and is configured to allow connections without any authentication. A remote attacker can therefore connect to the database system in order to create, read, update, and delete documents, collections, and databases. Authentication tokens belonging to legitimate users may also be obtained from the database, providing administrator access to the product.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/103109 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Affected Products and Versions
PowerVC Express Edition 126.96.36.199 through 188.8.131.52
PowerVC Express Edition 184.108.40.206 through 220.127.116.11
PowerVC Standard Edition 18.104.22.168 through 22.214.171.124
PowerVC Standard Edition 126.96.36.199 through 188.8.131.52
PowerVC Standard Edition 184.108.40.206 through 220.127.116.11
Update to PowerVC 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, or 126.96.36.199 as necessary, then apply the corresponding IT08806 interim fix from Fix Central.
For 188.8.131.52: http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/quickorder?product=ibm%2FOther+software%2FPowerVC&fixids=Security-Fix-1.2.0-PowerVC-FP4-APAR-IT08806&source=SAR
For 184.108.40.206: http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/quickorder?product=ibm%2FOther+software%2FPowerVC&fixids=Security-Fix-1.2.1-PowerVC-FP2-APAR-IT08806&source=SAR
For 220.127.116.11: http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/quickorder?product=ibm%2FOther+software%2FPowerVC&fixids=Security-Fix-1.2.2-PowerVC-FP2-APAR-IT08806&source=SAR
Workarounds and Mitigations
Configure your firewall to prevent remote access on port 27017.
Get Notified about Future Security Bulletins
29 May 2015: Original Version Published
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09 August 2018