Fortinet Discovers IBM Spectrum Scale Remote DoS Vulnerability
Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a denial of service (DoS) vulnerability in IBM Spectrum Scale.
IBM Spectrum Scale is a high-performance solution for managing data at scale with the distinctive ability to perform archive and analytics in place.
A vulnerability has been discovered in IBM Spectrum Scale due to incorrectly processing specially crafted network packet, An attacker can force the Spectrum Scale mmfsd/mmsdrserv daemons to unexpectedly exit. It could impact the functionality of the Spectrum Scale cluster and the availability of file systems managed by Spectrum Scale.
SolutionsFortiGuard Labs released the following FortiGate IPS signature which covers this specific vulnerability:
Released Feb 20, 2020
Users should apply the solution provided by IBM.
Fortinet reported the vulnerability to IBM on December 5, 2019.
IBM released patch for it on March 8, 2020.
This vulnerability was discovered by Honggang Ren of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.