IBM AIX update for OpenSSH



Published: 2022-01-06 | Updated: 2022-01-10
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 2
CVE-ID CVE-2021-41617
CVE-2021-3712
CWE-ID CWE-269
CWE-125
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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IBM AIX
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor IBM Corporation

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 2 vulnerabilities.

1) Improper Privilege Management

EUVDB-ID: #VU58333

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.1 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-41617

CWE-ID: CWE-269 - Improper Privilege Management

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges.

The vulnerability exists due to improper privilege management in sshd, when certain non-default configurations are used, because supplemental groups are not initialized as expected. Helper programs for AuthorizedKeysCommand and AuthorizedPrincipalsCommand may run with privileges associated with group memberships of the sshd process, if the configuration specifies running the command as a different user. A local user can escalate privileges on the system.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

IBM AIX: 7.1 - 7.3


CPE2.3 External links

http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/openssh_advisory14.asc
http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/openssl_advisory34.asc

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

2) Out-of-bounds read

EUVDB-ID: #VU56064

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-3712

CWE-ID: CWE-125 - Out-of-bounds Read

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary condition when processing ASN.1 strings related to a confusion with NULL termination of strings in array. A remote attacker can pass specially crafted data to the application to trigger an out-of-bounds read error and read contents of memory on the system or perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

IBM AIX: 7.1 - 7.3


CPE2.3 External links

http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/openssh_advisory14.asc
http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/openssl_advisory34.asc

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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