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SECURITY BULLETIN PBS11-02

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DESCRIPTION:

Altair Engineering is releasing this advisory to customers running PBS Professional to alert them to a security vulnerability. This is a buffer overrun vulnerability that potentially affects all customers. An attacker who successfully exploits this vulnerability could gain administrator privilege (root access) on the PBS server (aka headnode) hosts. To the best of our knowledge, this PBS Professional vulnerability is not publicly known.

SEVERITY RATING:

Critical

RECOMMENDATION:

Altair recommends that all customers apply this update in a timely fashion.

AFFECTED SOFTWARE:

All versions of PBS Professional except patched versions listed below.

SCHEDULE OF AVAILABILITY OF UPDATE:

PBS Professional 11.x Available now as v11.1

PBS Professional 10.4.x Available now as v10.4.6

NOTE: Altair advises customers running any 10.x or prior release upgrade to at least v10.4.6.

SECURITY UPDATE:

The updates and packages are being made available to all customers running PBS Professional software. For customers with current maintenance and support contracts, the updates are available from the user login area of the PBS Professional website. For customers who do not have access to this area, please see below for instructions on getting the required update. Please refer to the release notes and installation instructions included in each package.

INSTRUCTIONS TO OBTAIN UPDATE:

For customers with active support, please go to:
/>http://www.pbspro.com/UserArea/

log in with your site ID and password to obtain the desired packages.

For customers without active support, please send an email to:

pbssupport@altair.com

Please include the version of PBS Professional you are running,

the operating system you are using, and the hardware/platform you are running on.

This will help us expedite your request.

Please contact pbssupport@altair.com if you need additional information.

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