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ESA-2017-035: EMC Mainframe Enablers ResourcePak Base privilege management vulnerability



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ESA-2017-035: EMC Mainframe Enablers ResourcePak Base privilege management vulnerability

EMC Identifier: ESA-2017-035
CVE Identifier: CVE-2017-4982
Severity Rating: CVSS v3 Base Score: 7.0 (AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected products:  
EMC ResourcePak Base 7.6.0
EMC ResourcePak Base 8.0.0 
EMC ResourcePak Base 8.1.0

Summary:  
EMC ResourcePak Base contains a fix for a privilege management  vulnerability that could potentially be exploited by malicious users to compromise the affected system. 

Details:  
EMC Mainframe Enablers ResourcePak Base versions  7.6.0, 8.0.0 and 8.1.0 allows a Key 8 program to run in supervisor state instead of  problem state.  This could allow the program code which runs as an authorized user to give control to another Key 8 program in supervisor state.  Supervisor state can allow privileged instructions to execute and/or cause inadvertent or intentional storage overlays which could lead to data corruption.   
Resolution:  
The following EMC Mainframe Enablers ResourcePak Base (EMCSCF) release contains resolutions to this vulnerability:

?	EMC EMCSCF 7.6.0  version with fix SF76150
?	EMC EMCSCF 8.0.0 version with fix SF80052 
?	EMC EMCSCF 8.1.0 version with fix SF81026  

EMC recommends all customers upgrade at the earliest opportunity. 


Link to remedies:

Please obtain the fixes at support.emc.com under Mainframe Enablers Downloads.  In the Updates section, the fix needed is in the product fixes file dated February 27, 2017 or later for these packages:
MFE760_Fixes.zip, MFE800_Fixes.zip, MFE810_Fixes.zip. 

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