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Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in IBM Cloud Orchestrator (CVE-2016-0203, CVE-2015-7494)

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IBM Cloud Orchestrator has identified Cross Domain Services Action and Virtual Machine Authentication vulnerabilities.
IBM Cloud Orchestrator, formerly known as SmartCloud Orchestrator, has addressed these vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-0203
DESCRIPTION: A vulnerability has been identified in the IBM Cloud Orchestrator task API. The task API might allow an authenticated user to view background information associated with actions performed on virtual machines in projects where the user belongs to.
CVSS Base Score: 5.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2015-7494
A vulnerability has been identified in IBM Cloud Orchestrator services/[action]/launch API. An authenticated domain admin user might modify cross domain resources via a /services/[action]/launch API call, provided it would have been possible for the domain admin user to gain access to a resource identifier of the other domain.
CVSS Base Score: 2.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Cloud Orchestrator V2.5, V2.5.01, V2.4. V2.4.0.1, V2.4.0.2, V2.4.0.3

IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator V2.3, V2.3.0.1 through Interim Fxi9


The recommended solution is to apply the fixes as soon as practical. Review the information below regarding the available fixes.


VRMFRemediation/First Fix
IBM Cloud Orchestrator V2.5, V2.5.0.1For 2.5 versions, IBM recommends upgrading to Fix Pack 2 ( or later of IBM Cloud Orchestrator.
IBM Cloud Orchestrator V2.4, V2.4.0.1, V2.4.0.2, V2.4.0.3For 2.4 versions, IBM recommends upgrading to Fix Pack 4 ( of IBM Cloud Orchestrator.
IBM SmartCloud OrchestratorV2.3, V2.3.0.1 through Interim Fxi9Contact IBM Support .

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

18 November 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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CVE-2015-7494, CVE-2016-0203

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Document Information

Modified date:
17 June 2018