IBM Global Security Toolkit CVE-2018-1431 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Summary

IBM Spectrum Scale is an extensible data and file management solution based on IBM GPFS, an enterprise file management system optimized for PB storage management. The scheme supports customers to reduce storage costs while improving security and management efficiency in cloud, big data and analytics environments. GSKit is one of a set of security management tools for IBM products.

IBM Global Security Toolkit is prone to a local privilege escalation vulnerability.Local attackers can exploit this issue to gain elevated privileges.

Solution

At present, the vendor has released the patches to repair loopholes, patch for a link: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss? Uid = ssg1S1012049