Security Bulletin: IBM SPSS SamplePower vsflex8l ActiveX Control ComboList Property Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0895)

Security Bulletin


There is security vulnerability with an ActiveX control shipped by IBM SPSS SamplePower Version 3.0.1. This is corrected in the IBM SPSS SamplePower product Interim Fix.

Vulnerability Details


CVE IDs: CVE-2014-0895

The latest available Interim Fix installer for IBM SPSS SamplePower provides a fix an ActiveX Control that can exhibit a Buffer Overflow condition when used outside the product.
As of February 21, 2014, IBM has not received any reports of customer issues related to these security vulnerabilities.

Using the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) v2, the security ratings for these issues are:

CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

These vulnerabilities were reported to IBM by Arezou Hosseinzad-Amirkhizi, Vulnerability Research Team, TELUS Security Labs.

Affected Products and Versions

IBM SPSS SamplePower for Windows V3.0.1


The recommended solution is to download and install the IBM SamplePower 3.0.1 FP1 and apply the Interim Fix 3.0.1-IM-C30SAMP-WIN32-IF02 .

Fix* VRMF APAR How to acquire fix
3.0.1-IM-S3SAMPC-WIN32-FP001-IF02 PI09800 Download and install the interim fix

Fix Pack:

In order to remove the old version of the Control, the user should un-install the current release, download the available Sample Power 3.0.1 Fix Pack 1, install and re-license with your current Authorization Code.

  1. Download the Interim Fix from IBM Fix Central (3.0.1-IM-S3SAMPC-WIN32-FP001-IF01).

  2. Install the IBM SamplePower 3.0.1. FP1 on top of your existing installation if not already completed.

  3. Install the Interim Fix 3.0.1-IM-S3SAMPC-WIN32-FP001-IF02 for SamplePower 3.0.1 on top of your existing installation.

  4. Reboot if necessary.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None - Apply fix pack.

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Change History

March 7, 2014 Original Copy Published

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin.


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