sudo security update (RHSA-2019-3197)

Original Release Date: October 30, 2019
Last Revised: October 30, 2019
Number: ASA-2019-233
Overall Severity Classification: High
Advisory Version: 1.0
Advisory Status: Interim

1. Overview:

The sudo packages contain the sudo utility which allows system administrators to provide certain users with the permission to execute privileged commands, which are used for system management purposes, without having to log in as root.

Security Fix(es):

* sudo: Privilege escalation via 'Runas' specification with 'ALL' keyword (CVE-2019-14287)

More information can be found in the security advisory issued by Red Hat:

2. Avaya System Products using a modified version of RHEL7 with affected packages installed:

For assessment and severity classification details refer to Section 3 of Avaya's Product Vulnerability Response Policy.
The "Resolution" column will be updated as fixes are made available. Please reference the "Information" column for any additional information regarding the affected product.

Product: Version(s): Resolution: Information:
Avaya Aura® Application Enablement Services 7.1.x, 8.x Pending See recommended actions below. This issue will be addressed in accordance with section five of Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy.

An affected version of the package is installed, but the impact of the vulnerability has not been assessed.
Avaya Breeze™ Platform 3.3.x.x and later Pending See recommended actions below. This issue will be addressed in accordance with section five of Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy.

An affected version of the package is installed, but the impact of the vulnerability has not been assessed.
Avaya CMS R19.x Pending See recommended actions below. This issue will be addressed in accordance with section five of Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy.

An affected version of the package is installed, but the impact of the vulnerability has not been assessed.
Avaya Aura® Communication Manager 7.1.x, 8.x Pending See recommended actions below. This issue will be addressed in accordance with section five of Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy.

An affected version of the package is installed, but the impact of the vulnerability has not been assessed.
Avaya Aura® Messaging 7.1.x Pending See recommended actions below. This issue will be addressed in accordance with section five of Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy.

An affected version of the package is installed, but the impact of the vulnerability has not been assessed.
Avaya Session Border Controller for Enterprise 7.2.x, 8.x Pending See recommended actions below. This issue will be addressed in accordance with section five of Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy.

An affected version of the package is installed, but the impact of the vulnerability has not been assessed.
Avaya Aura® Session Manager 7.1.x, 8.x Pending See recommended actions below. This issue will be addressed in accordance with section five of Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy.

The risk is mitigated because the vulnerable sudo configuration is not used by default.
Avaya Aura® System Manager 7.1.x, 8.x Pending See recommended actions below. This issue will be addressed in accordance with section five of Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy.

An affected version of the package is installed, but the impact of the vulnerability has not been assessed.
Avaya Aura® Utility Services 7.1.x Pending See recommended actions below. This issue will be addressed in accordance with section five of Avaya's Product Security Vulnerability Response Policy.

An affected version of the package is installed, but the impact of the vulnerability has not been assessed.

Recommended Actions for Products:
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 be modified unless the change is approved by Avaya. Making changes that are not approved may void the Avaya product service contract.

CVSS 3.0 Scoring and Metrics:

Avaya uses the Common Vulnerability Scoring System version 3 (CVSSv3) base score and metrics as reported by the vendor for the affected component(s) or by the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the National Vulnerability Database. In some cases, such as where CVSS information is not available from the vendor or NIST, Avaya will calculate the CVSSv3 base score and metrics. Customers are encouraged to calculate the Temporal and Environmental CVSSv3 scores to determine how the vulnerability could affect their specific implementation or environment. For more information on CVSS and how the score is calculated, see Common Vulnerability Scoring System v3.0: Specification Document.

Vulnerability CVSSv3 Base Score CVSSv3 Metrics
CVE-2019-14287
7.0 (High) CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

3. Avaya Software-Only Products:

Avaya software-only products operate on general-purpose operating systems. Occasionally, vulnerabilities may be discovered in the underlying operating system or applications that come with the operating system. These vulnerabilities may not impact the software-only product directly but may threaten the integrity of the underlying platform.

Product: Actions:
Avaya Aura® Application Enablement Services Refer to PSN020361u - Avaya Aura® Software-only RPM updates prior to updating the package. Failure to do so, may result in a system breakage.
Avaya Aura® Communication Manager 8.0 and later Refer to PSN020361u - Avaya Aura® Software-only RPM updates prior to updating the package. Failure to do so, may result in a system breakage.
Oceanalytics Elite If an affected package is installed, Avaya recommends following the actions supplied by Red Hat.
Avaya Aura® Session Manager 8.0 and later Refer to PSN020361u - Avaya Aura® Software-only RPM updates prior to updating the package. Failure to do so, may result in a system breakage.
Avaya Aura® System Manager 8.0 and later Refer to PSN020361u - Avaya Aura® Software-only RPM updates prior to updating the package. Failure to do so, may result in a system breakage.
Avaya Aura® WebLM (Standalone) 8.0 and later Refer to PSN020361u - Avaya Aura® Software-only RPM updates prior to updating the package. Failure to do so, may result in a system breakage.

4. Additional Information:

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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6. Revision History:

V 1.0 - October 30, 2019 - Initial Statement issued.

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Independent security researchers can contact Avaya at securityalerts@avaya.com.

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