New Solaris Critical Patch Updates or Security Alerts have been issued by Oracle on Oracle's Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts website. Specific updates or alerts pertaining to this advisory are described below. The Oracle Advisory covering content outlined in this Avaya Security Advisory may be found in Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - October 2013 and contains the following security issues.
Vulnerability in the SPARC Enterprise T4 Servers component of Oracle and Sun Systems Products Suite (subcomponent: Sun System Firmware/Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM)). The supported version that is affected is Sun System Firmware before 8.3.0.b. Difficult to exploit vulnerability requiring logon to Operating System. Successful attack of this vulnerability can result in unauthorized Operating System takeover including arbitrary code execution. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2013-5781 to this issue.
Some Avaya system products are delivered with a Solaris Operating System. Actions to be taken on these products are described below.
|Product:||Affected Version(s):||Risk Level:||Actions:|
|Avaya CMS||R16.3, R17||Medium||For R16.3, upgrade to R16.3eg.g or later.
For R17, upgrade to R17fb.m or later.
|Avaya IR||4.x||Medium||See recommended actions and Mitigating Factors table below. This advisory will not be addressed as no further releases are planned. It is recommended that customers migrate to Avaya Experience Portal. Please contact your Avaya representative for information on the migration and ordering process.|
Avaya strongly recommends following networking and security best practices by implementing firewalls, ACLs, physical security or other appropriate access restrictions. Though Avaya believes such restrictions should always be in place, risk to Avaya products and the surrounding network from this potential vulnerability may be mitigated by ensuring these practices are implemented until such time as an Avaya provided product update or the recommended Avaya action is applied. Further restrictions as deemed necessary based on the customer's security policies may be required during this interim period, but the System Product operating system or application should not modify unless the change is approved by Avaya. Making changes that are not approved may void the Avaya product service contract.
When determining risk, Avaya takes into account many factors as outlined by Avaya's Security Vulnerability Classification Policy. The following table describes factors that mitigate the risk of specific vulnerabilities for affected Avaya products:
||This is a Medium risk due to the potential for an authenticated user to tale over the Operating System and execute arbitrary code.|
Additional information may also be available via the Avaya support website and through your Avaya account representative. Please contact your Avaya product support representative, or dial 1-800-242-2121, with any questions.
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V 1.0 - November 12, 2013 - Initial Statement issued.
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