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."
IBM's security advisory states the following affected products and versions are affected by this vulnerability:
Thanks to Brian Smith for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Michael Orlando.
|Date First Published:||2012-12-12|
|Date Last Updated:||2013-01-02 13:43 UTC|