IBM Integrated Management Module IPMI default accounts

imm-cve20134031-ipmi-default (86172) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

The Integrated Management Module (IMM) and Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) used by multiple IBM servers are preconfigured with one IPMI user account, which has the same default login name and password on all affected systems. If a malicious user gains access to the IPMI interface using this preconfigured account, he/she would be able to power off or on, or reboot the host server, and to create or change user accounts possibly preventing legitimate users from accessing the IMMs. Additionally, if a user fails to change the default user name and password on each of the systems that he deploys, the user would have the same login information for each of the IMMs on those systems.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 10
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 8.7
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to IBM Security Bulletin MIGR-5093463 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • IBM Security Bulletin MIGR-5093463: Risks of Using the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) on the Integrated Management Module (IMM) and Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) (CVE-2013-4038,CVE-2013-4037, CVE-2013-4031).
  • CVE-2013-4031: The Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) implementation in Integrated Management Module (IMM) and Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) on IBM BladeCenter, Flex System, System x iDataPlex, and System x3### servers has a default password for the IPMI user account, which makes it easier for remote attackers to perform power-on, power-off, or reboot actions, or add or modify accounts, via unspecified vectors.

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM BladeCenter HS22
  • IBM BladeCenter HS22V
  • IBM BladeCenter HS23
  • IBM BladeCenter HS23E
  • IBM BladeCenter HX5
  • IBM Flex System x220 Compute Node
  • IBM Flex System x240 Compute Node
  • IBM Flex System x440 Compute Node
  • IBM IMM
  • IBM IMM2
  • IBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M2 server
  • IBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M3
  • IBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M4
  • IBM System x3100 M4
  • IBM System x3200 M3
  • IBM System x3250 M3
  • IBM System x3250 M4
  • IBM System x3400 M2
  • IBM System x3400 M3
  • IBM System x3500 M2
  • IBM System x3500 M3
  • IBM System x3500 M4
  • IBM System x3530 M4
  • IBM System x3550 M2
  • IBM System x3550 M3
  • IBM System x3550 M4
  • IBM System x3620 M3
  • IBM System x3630 M3
  • IBM System x3630 M4
  • IBM System x3650 M2
  • IBM System x3650 M3
  • IBM System x3650 M4
  • IBM System x3690 X5
  • IBM System x3750 M4
  • IBM System x3850 X5
  • IBM System x3950 X5

Reported:

Aug 06, 2013

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