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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in bash affects IBM Flex System Manager (FSM) (CVE-2016-9401)

Description

## Summary A vulnerability has been discovered in bash that is embedded in FSM. This bulletin addresses that issue. ## Vulnerability Details **CVEID:** [_CVE-2016-9401_](<http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-9401>)** DESCRIPTION:** GNU Bash could allow a local attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by a use-after-free error. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially crafted address to bypass the restricted shell. CVSS Base Score: 4 CVSS Temporal Score: See [_https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/122314_](<https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/122314>) for the current score CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N) ## Affected Products and Versions Flex System Manager 1.3.4.0 Flex System Manager 1.3.3.0 Flex System Manager 1.3.2.1 Flex System Manager 1.3.2.0 ## Remediation/Fixes IBM recommends updating the FSM and all affected remote Common Agent Services (CAS) endpoints using the instructions referenced in this table. Product| VRMF| Remediation ---|---|--- Flex System Manager| 1.3.4.0| Navigate to the [_Support Portal_](<https://www.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/support/>)_ _and search for technote [829047509](<http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas7a9c49e57131ba060862581a2005fb4e8>) for instructions on installing updates for FSM version 1.3.4 and Agents. Flex System Manager| 1.3.3.0| Navigate to the [_Support Portal_](<https://www.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/support/>)_ _and search for technote [829047509](<http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas7a9c49e57131ba060862581a2005fb4e8>) for instructions on installing updates for FSM version 1.3.3 and Agents. Flex System Manager| 1.3.2.0 1.3.2.1| Navigate to the [_Support Portal_](<https://www.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/support/>)_ _and search for technote [829047509](<http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas7a9c49e57131ba060862581a2005fb4e8>) for instructions on installing updates for FSM version 1.3.2 and Agents. For all other VRMF IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release of the product. Note: Installation of the fixes provided in the technote will install a cumulative fix package that will update the version of the FSM. Reference the technote for more details. You should verify applying this fix does not cause any compatibility issues. The fix may disable older encrypted protocols by default. IBM recommends that you review your entire environment to identify other areas where you have enabled weak encryption and take appropriate mitigation and remediation actions. For a complete listing of FSM security iFixes go to this technote: [http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas7797054ebc3d9857486258027006ce4a0&myns=purflex&mync=E&cm_sp=purflex-_-NULL-_-E](<http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas7797054ebc3d9857486258027006ce4a0&myns=purflex&mync=E&cm_sp=purflex-_-NULL-_-E>) ## Workarounds and Mitigations None ## Get Notified about Future Security Bulletins Subscribe to [My Notifications](< http://www-01.ibm.com/software/support/einfo.html>) to be notified of important product support alerts like this. ### References [Complete CVSS v2 Guide](<http://www.first.org/cvss/v2/guide> "Link resides outside of ibm.com" ) [On-line Calculator v2](<http://nvd.nist.gov/CVSS-v2-Calculator> "Link resides outside of ibm.com" ) [Complete CVSS v3 Guide](<http://www.first.org/cvss/user-guide> "Link resides outside of ibm.com" ) [On-line Calculator v3](<http://www.first.org/cvss/calculator/3.0> "Link resides outside of ibm.com" ) Off ## Related Information [IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal](<http://www.ibm.com/security/secure-engineering/bulletins.html>) [IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog](<http://www.ibm.com/blogs/psirt>) ## Change History 29 September 2017: Original version published *The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin. ## Disclaimer According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES ""AS IS"" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY. In addition to other efforts to address potential vulnerabilities, IBM periodically updates the record of components contained in our product offerings. As part of that effort, if IBM identifies previously unidentified packages in a product/service inventory, we address relevant vulnerabilities regardless of CVE date. Inclusion of an older CVEID does not demonstrate that the referenced product has been used by IBM since that date, nor that IBM was aware of a vulnerability as of that date. We are making clients aware of relevant vulnerabilities as we become aware of them. "Affected Products and Versions" referenced in IBM Security Bulletins are intended to be only products and versions that are supported by IBM and have not passed their end-of-support or warranty date. Thus, failure to reference unsupported or extended-support products and versions in this Security Bulletin does not constitute a determination by IBM that they are unaffected by the vulnerability. Reference to one or more unsupported versions in this Security Bulletin shall not create an obligation for IBM to provide fixes for any unsupported or extended-support products or versions. 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Affected Software


CPE Name Name Version
Flex System Manager 1.3.4.0 Flex System Manager 1.3.3.0 Flex System Manager 1.3.2.1 Flex System Manager 1.3.2.0

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