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Secunia Security Advisory 50241

Secunia Security Advisory 50241
Posted Aug 16, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in IBM Hardware Management Console (HMC) and IBM Systems Director Management Console (SDMC), which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

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Secunia Security Advisory 50241

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TITLE:
IBM HMC and SDMC viosvrcmd Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA50241

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/50241/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=50241

RELEASE DATE:
2012-08-14

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/50241/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/50241/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=50241

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in IBM Hardware Management Console
(HMC) and IBM Systems Director Management Console (SDMC), which can
be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

The vulnerability is caused due to an input sanitisation error when
handling viosrvcmd commands and can be exploited to execute arbitrary
shell commands with root privileges.

The vulnerability is reported in the following products and
versions:
* IBM Hardware Management Console (HMC) V7 R3.5.0 prior to SP4, V7
R7.1.0 and V7 R7.2.0 prior to SP3, and V7 R7.3.0 prior to SP2.
* IBM Systems Director Management Console (SDMC) V6 R7.3.0 prior to
SP2.

SOLUTION:
Apply update or service packs.

Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
The vendor credits CitiGroup, Inc.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
IBM:
https://www.ibm.com/connections/blogs/PSIRT/entry/security_bulletin_power_hmc_viosrvcmd_command_allows_elevated_privilege_on_vios_cve_2012_218825?lang=de_de
http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/firmware/readme?fixid=MH01276
http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/firmware/readme?fixid=MH01277
http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/firmware/readme?fixid=MH01279

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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