IBM System Networking Switch Center DB Service Remote Elevation Of Privilege Vulnerability
11 Feb. 2016
The DB service in IBM System Networking Switch Center (SNSC) before 126.96.36.199 and Lenovo Switch Center before 188.8.131.52 allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive administrator-account information via a request on port 40999, as demonstrated by an improperly encrypted password.
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* IBM System Networking Switch Center (SNSC) before 184.108.40.206 and Lenovo Switch Center before 220.127.116.11
* IBM System Networking Switch Center (SNSC) after 18.104.22.168 and Lenovo Switch Center after 22.214.171.124
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to disclose information on vulnerable installations of IBM System Networking Switch Center. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.The specific flaw exists within the IBM SNSC DB Service, that listens by default on port 40999. This service allows an unauthenticated user to obtain the account details for the SNSC Administrator, including the password. The password is stored using reversible encryption, and both the key and salt are static. An attacker can use this information to obtain the plaintext password for the SNSC Administrator or any other known account.