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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: Open Source GNU C library (glibc)
vulnerability affects IBM Workload Deployer (CVE-2015-0235)
11 February 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Workload Deployer
Operating System: Network Appliance
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2015-0235
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Security Bulletin: Open Source GNU C library (glibc) vulnerability affects IBM
Workload Deployer (CVE-2015-0235)
More support for:
IBM Workload Deployer
3.1, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124
A vulnerability has been discovered in the way that the glibc library handles
The gethostbyname functions of the GNU C Library (glibc) are vulnerable to a
buffer overflow. A remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute
arbitrary code on the system with the privileges of the targeted process or
cause the process to crash. This issue is being referred to as the "Ghost"
CVSS Base Score: 7.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/100386 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM Workload Deployer version 3.1 and later
The solution is to apply the IBM Workload Deployer emergency fix to deployed
Red Hat Linux virtual machines:
1. Import the emergency fix into the Emergency Fix catalogue.
2. Apply this emergency fix to the deployed Red Hat Linux virtual machine
instances. The glibc will be upgraded to 2.12-1.149.el6_6.5.
Product VRMF Remediation/Fix
IBM Workload Deployer Release 3.1 and later V126.96.36.199 emergency fix,
This emergency fix can be applied to:
IBM OS Image for Red Hat Linux System 2.0
IBM OS Image for Red Hat Linux Systems 188.8.131.52
IBM OS Image for Red Hat Linux Systems 184.108.40.206
IBM OS Image for Red Hat Linux Systems 220.127.116.11
IBM OS Image for Red Hat Linux Systems 18.104.22.168
IBM OS Image for Red Hat Linux Systems 22.214.171.124
IBM OS Image for Red Hat Linux Systems 126.96.36.199
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11 February 2015: Original version published
*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will
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OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
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