IBM SmartCloud Provisioning and PureApplication System CLI unauthorized privilege escalation

ibm-smartcloud-cve20135455-priv-esc (88254) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

A vulnerability in the IBM SmartCloud Provisioning and PureApplication System command line interface (CLI) could allow a remote authenticated attacker with read only privileges to gain additional privileges on the system. An attacker could use a specific CLI command to start, stop, or delete any virtual system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.9
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: Single
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 3.6
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Refer to the appropriate IBM Security Bulletin for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system.

References:

  • IBM Security Bulletin 1657949: Vulnerability in command line interface (CVE-2013-5455).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1659206: Security vulnerability found in the command-line interface for PureApplication System (CVE-2013-5455).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1663379: Security Bulletin:IBM Workload Deployer - Security vulnerability found in the command-line interface (CVE-2013-5455).
  • BID-64143: IBM SmartCloud Provisioning CVE-2013-5455 Security Bypass Vulnerability
  • CVE-2013-5455: IBM SmartCloud Provisioning 2.1 before FP3 IF0001 allows remote authenticated users to modify virtual-system deployment via deployer.virtualsystems CLI commands, as demonstrated by a deletion using a deployer.virtualsystems[#].delete command.
  • OSVDB ID: 100658: IBM SmartCloud Provisioning deployer.virtualsystems CLI Commands Virtual-system Deployment Manipulation Weakness
  • SA55747: IBM SmartCloud Provisioning Virtual System CLI Commands Security Bypass Security Issue
  • SA56195: IBM PureApplication System CLI Commands Security Bypass Security Issue
  • SA56816: IBM Workload Deployer CLI Commands Security Bypass Security Issue

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM PureApplication System 1.0
  • IBM PureApplication System 1.1
  • IBM SmartCloud Provisioning 2.1
  • IBM Workload Deployer System 3.1.0.0

Reported:

Dec 05, 2013

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