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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in OpenSSH affects IBM SAN Volume Controller, IBM Storwize and IBM FlashSystem products (CVE-2016-10708)

Security Bulletin


Summary

A vulnerability in the OpenSSH component affects the Command Line Interface of IBM SAN Volume Controller, IBM Storwize and IBM FlashSystem products.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-10708
DESCRIPTION: OpenSSH is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a NULL pointer dereference. By sending a specially crafted SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS message, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/117448 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM SAN Volume Controller
IBM Storwize V7000
IBM Storwize V5000
IBM Storwize V3700
IBM Storwize V3500
IBM FlashSystem V9000

All products are affected when running supported version 7.5.

Remediation/Fixes

IBM recommends that you fix this vulnerability by upgrading affected version of IBM SAN Volume Controller, IBM Storwize V7000, V5000, V3700 and V3500, and IBM FlashSystem V9000 to the following code levels or higher:

7.7.1.9
7.8.1.6
8.1.1.2
8.1.2.1
8.1.3.0

Latest IBM SAN Volume Controller Code
Latest IBM Storwize V7000 Code
Latest IBM Storwize V5000 Code
Latest IBM Storwize V3700 Code
Latest IBM Storwize V3500 Code
Latest IBM FlashSystem V9000 Code


For unsupported versions of the above products, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version of code.

Workarounds and Mitigations

Although IBM recommends that you install a level of code with a fix for this vulnerability, you can mitigate, although not eliminate, your risk until you have done so by ensuring that all users who have access to the system are authenticated by another security system such as a firewall.

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Change History

20 July 2018: 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:
01 August 2018

UID

ibm10717661