IBM General Parallel File System denial-of-service vulnerability

ibm-gpfs-cve20140834-dos (90647) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

A security vulnerability has been identified in GPFS, which affects 'setuid' commands that may be run by non-root users. When certain arguments are passed to those commands, their execution may result in either the GPFS daemon crashing or the command itself crashing. The abnormal termination of the daemon is considered a denial-of-service to users of GPFS, since file system operations are suspended until the daemon restarts and rejoins the cluster. The abnormal termination of the program has not yet shown to cause any other effects besides the program terminating.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Single
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 3
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Refer to IBM Security Bulletin T1020542 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • IBM Security Bulletin T1020542: IBM General Parallel File System denial-of-service vulnerability (CVE-2014-0834).
  • BID-65297: IBM General Parallel File System 'setuid' Commands Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2014-0834: IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS) 3.4 through 3.4.0.27 and 3.5 through 3.5.0.16 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) via crafted arguments to a setuid program.
  • SA56812: IBM General Parallel File System "setuid" Commands Denial of Service Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM General Parallel File System 3.4
  • IBM General Parallel File System 3.5

Reported:

Jan 31, 2014

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