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HistoryMay 23, 2022 - 12:55 p.m.

Security Bulletin: Linux Kernel vulnerability may affect IBM Elastic Storage System (CVE-2021-4083)

2022-05-2312:55:47
www.ibm.com
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6.9 Medium

CVSS2

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

MEDIUM

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

COMPLETE

Integrity Impact

COMPLETE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

7 High

CVSS3

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

HIGH

Privileges Required

LOW

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

0.0004 Low

EPSS

Percentile

9.8%

Summary

There are security vulnerabilities in versions of Linux Kernel that are shipped with versions of IBM Elastic Storage System. A fix for these vulnerabilities is available.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:CVE-2021-4083
**DESCRIPTION:**Linux Kernel could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by a read-after-free memory flaw in the garbage collection for Unix domain socket file handlers. By simultaneously calling close() and fget() functions to trigger a race condition, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain elevated privileges or cause the system to crash.
CVSS Base score: 7.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/216849 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s) Version(s)
IBM Elastic Storage System 6.0.0 - 6.0.2.5
IBM Elastic Storage System 6.1.0 - 6.1.2.2

Remediation/Fixes

IBM recommends that you fix this vulnerability by upgrading affected versions of IBM Elastic Storage System 3000, 3200 and 5000 to the following code levels or higher:

V6.1.3.0

https://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=Software%20defined%20storage&product=ibm/StorageSoftware/IBM+Elastic+Storage+Server+(ESS)&release=6.1.0&platform=All&function=all

V6.1.2.3

https://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=Software%20defined%20storage&product=ibm/StorageSoftware/IBM+Elastic+Storage+Server+(ESS)&release=6.1.0&platform=All&function=all

V6.0.2.6

https://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=Software%20defined%20storage&product=ibm/StorageSoftware/IBM+Elastic+Storage+Server+(ESS)&release=6.0.0&platform=All&function=all

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

Affected configurations

Vulners
Node
ibmelastic_storage_serverMatch6.0
OR
ibmelastic_storage_serverMatch6.1

6.9 Medium

CVSS2

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

MEDIUM

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

COMPLETE

Integrity Impact

COMPLETE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

7 High

CVSS3

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

HIGH

Privileges Required

LOW

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

0.0004 Low

EPSS

Percentile

9.8%