IBM Integrated Management Module IPMI cleartext passwords

imm-cve20134038-ipmi-cleartext (86174) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

The Integrated Management Module (IMM) used by multiple IBM servers store the passwords for user accounts in clear text in the IMM file system. Users do not have access to the root shell of the IMM?s operating system, however if a user was able to break into the IMM operating system, he would have visibility to the user passwords. With access to the account information a malicious user could change the account credentials of other users or perform actions under the guise of another user.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Single
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.5
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Obtain Information

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).
  • BID-61853: Intelligent Platform Management Interface CVE-2013-4038 Remote Information Disclosure Weakness
  • CVE-2013-4038: The Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) implementation in Integrated Management Module (IMM) on IBM BladeCenter, Flex System, System x iDataPlex, and System x3### servers uses cleartext for password storage, which allows context-dependent attackers to obtain sensitive information by reading a file.

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 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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