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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: Ceilometer database access unrestricted
in PowerVC (CVE-2015-1937)
29 May 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM PowerVC Standard Edition
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact/Access: Unauthorised Access -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2015-1937
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Security Bulletin: Ceilometer database access unrestricted in PowerVC
More support for:
PowerVC Standard Edition
1.2.0, 1.2.1, 1.2.2
IBM PowerVC is using a ceilometer database that does not have authentication
DESCRIPTION: IBM PowerVC NoSQL database used by ceilometer is listening on the
remote port and is configured to allow connections without any authentication.
A remote attacker can therefore connect to the database system in order to
create, read, update, and delete documents, collections, and databases.
Authentication tokens belonging to legitimate users may also be obtained from
the database, providing administrator access to the product.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/103109 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Affected Products and Versions
PowerVC Express Edition 18.104.22.168 through 22.214.171.124
PowerVC Express Edition 126.96.36.199 through 188.8.131.52
PowerVC Standard Edition 184.108.40.206 through 220.127.116.11
PowerVC Standard Edition 18.104.22.168 through 22.214.171.124
PowerVC Standard Edition 126.96.36.199 through 188.8.131.52
Update to PowerVC 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, or 18.104.22.168 as necessary, then apply the
corresponding IT08806 interim fix from Fix Central.
Workarounds and Mitigations
Configure your firewall to prevent remote access on port 27017.
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29 May 2015: Original Version Published
*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will
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