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Security Bulletin: The Elastic Storage Server and the GPFS Storage Server are affected by a vulnerability in IBM Spectrum Scale (CVE-2016-0392)

Security Bulletin


Summary

There is a vulnerability in IBM Spectrum Scale packaged with IBM Spectrum Scale RAID for the Elastic Storage Server and the GPFS Storage Server.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-0392
DESCRIPTION:
IBM General Parallel File System could allow a local attacker to inject commands into setuid file parameters and execute commands as root.
CVSS Base Score: 8.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/112611 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

The Elastic Storage Server versions 4.0, 3.5, 3.0 and 2.5

The GPFS Storage Server versions 2.0

Remediation/Fixes

For the Elastic Storage Server 4.0.0 thru 4.0.2, upgrade to 4.0.3, or later, available at
http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=Software%2Bdefined%2Bstorage&product=ibm/StorageSoftware/IBM+Spectrum+Scale+RAID&release=4.2.0&platform=All&function=all

For the Elastic Storage Server 3.5.0 thru 3.5.4, upgrade to 3.5.5 available at
http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=Software%2Bdefined%2Bstorage&product=ibm/StorageSoftware/IBM+Spectrum+Scale+RAID&release=4.1.1&platform=All&function=all

For the Elastic Storage Server 3.0.0 thru 3.0.5, upgrade to 3.5.5 available at
http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=Software%2Bdefined%2Bstorage&product=ibm/StorageSoftware/IBM+Spectrum+Scale+RAID&release=4.1.1&platform=All&function=all

For the Elastic Storage Server 2.5.0 thru 2.5.5 and the GPFS Storage Server 2.0.0 thru 2.0.7, contact IBM Service referencing APAR IV84206 . See http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/

In all cases, see the release note for details on installation.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

This vulnerability was reported to IBM by John Fitzpatrick at MWR InfoSecurity

Change History

15 June 2016: Original version published

*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 Information

Modified date:
17 June 2018

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