Vulnerability Note VU#194604
IBM Power 5 Service Processor privilege escalation vulnerability
IBM Power 5 Service Processor contain a vulnerability which could allow an attacker to operate with elevated privileges.
IBM's security advisory states, "A security issue has been identified on IBM Power 5 Systems such that the firewall code does not get executed in certain network configurations leading to elevated privilege. The issue only exists on Service Processor for IBM Power 5 Systems listed below and has not been found to exist in any other IBM System."
An attacker with access to the IBM Power 5 Service Processor could escalate their privileges allowing them to to perform administrative functions on the system.
IBM's security advisory states the following workaround, "Configure (any) Static IP addresses on at least one Ethernet interface of the IBM Service processor."
Vendor Information (Learn More)
IBM's security advisory states the following affected products and versions are affected by this vulnerability:
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|IBM Corporation||Affected||10 Oct 2012||04 Dec 2012|
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Thanks to Brian Smith for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Michael Orlando.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2012-4856
- Date Public: 19 Nov 2012
- Date First Published: 12 Dec 2012
- Date Last Updated: 02 Jan 2013
- Document Revision: 14
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