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Security Bulletin: IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM GPFS are affected by security vulnerabilities (CVE-2015-4974, CVE-2015-4981)

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Summary

Security vulnerabilities have been identified in the current levels of IBM Spectrum Scale V4.1.1, IBM GPFS V4.1 and V3.5:
- could allow a local non privileged attacker to execute commands with root privileges (CVE-2015-4974)
- could allow a local non privileged attacker to read system memory contents (CVE-2015-4981)

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-4974
DESCRIPTION: IBM General Parallel File System could allow a local non privileged attacker to execute commands with root privileges.
CVSS Base Score: 8.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/105789 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2015-4981
DESCRIPTION: IBM General Parallel File System could allow a local non privileged attacker to read system memory contents.
CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/105831 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Spectrum Scale V4.1.1.0 thru V4.1.1.1

IBM GPFS V4.1.0.0 thru V4.1.0.8

IBM GPFS V3.5.0.0 thru V3.5.0.26

Remediation/Fixes

Apply IBM Spectrum Scale V4.1.1.2 or IBM GPFS V3.5.0.27 as appropriate for your level of code available from Fix Central:

- For IBM Spectrum Scale V4.1.1 and IBM GPFS V4.1, apply V4.1.1.2 athttp://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=Software%2Bdefined%2Bstorage&product=ibm/StorageSoftware/IBM+Spectrum+Scale&release=4.1.1&platform=All&function=all

- For IBM GPFS V3.5 apply V3.5.0.27 at
http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=Cluster%2Bsoftware&product=ibm/power/IBM+General+Parallel+File+System&release=3.5.0&platform=All&function=all

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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*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.

Disclaimer

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Document Information

Modified date:
01 August 2018

UID

ssg1S1005366