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Security Bulletin: SPSS Statistics ActiveX Control Code Execution Vulnerability Notification (CVE-2015-0140)

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Summary

SPSS Statistics ActiveX control on Windows 32 bit installations could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web page with Internet Explorer, a local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-0140

DESCRIPTION: IBM SPSS Statistics ActiveX control on Windows 32 bit could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web page with Internet Explorer, a local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.

CVSS Base Score: 4.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/100693 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Affected Products and Versions

SPSS Statistics 22.0 on Windows 32

Remediation/Fixes

Apply SPSS Statistics 22.0 Fix Pack 1 and then the Interim Fix for the SPSS Statistics Windows 32 bit installation.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

Complete CVSS v2 Guide
On-line Calculator v2

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Acknowledgement

Honggang Ren of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs

Change History

24 April 2015: Original Version 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.

Disclaimer

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Document information

More support for: SPSS Statistics

Software version: 22.0

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1697746

Modified date: 24 April 2015