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Security Bulletin: IBM SPSS Statistics ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow (CVE-2015-8530)

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Summary

An IBM SPSS Statistics ActiveX Control is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web page that passes an overly long argument to the Initialize function, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the victim's browser to crash.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-8530
DESCRIPTION:
IBM SPSS Statistics 23 is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web page that passes an overly long argument to the Initialize function, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the victim's browser to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/109209 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM SPSS Statistics 20

IBM SPSS Statistics 21

IBM SPSS Statistics 22

IBM SPSS Statistics 23

IBM SPSS Statistics 24

Remediation/Fixes

VRMF Remediation
IBM SPSS Statistics 20.0.0.2 20.0.0.2-IF0008
IBM SPSS Statistics 21.0.0.2 21.0.0.2-IF0010
IBM SPSS Statistics 22.0.0.2 22.0.0.2-IF0011
IBM SPSS Statistics 23.0.0.3 23.0.0.3-IF0001
IBM SPSS Statistics 24.0.0.0 24.0.0.0-IF0003
For IBM SPSS Statistics 19, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Acknowledgement

This vulnerability was reported to IBM by Wei Gao at IXIA.

Change History

5 May 2016: Original version published
6 May 2016: Corrected acknowledgement text

*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
Statistics Desktop

Software version: 20.0, 21.0, 22.0, 23.0, 24.0

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1982035

Modified date: 07 September 2016


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