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Security Bulletin: Privileged escalation in IBM BigFix Remote Control (CVE-2017-1233)

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Summary

IBM BigFix Remote Control could allow a local user to use the component to replace files to which they do not have write access and could be executed with Local System or root privileges.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1233
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Remote Control v9 could allow a local user to use the component to replace files to which he does not have write access and which he can cause to be executed with Local System or root privileges.
CVSS Base Score: 6.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/123912 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM BigFix Remote Control version 9.1.4

Remediation/Fixes

Product
VRMF
APAR
Remediation/First Fix
IBM BigFix Remote Control
9.1.4.0001
IBM BigFix Remote Control 9.1.4 IF0001

For more information about
9.1.4IF0001-TIV-IBRC914, see

https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24044420

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 Harjot Singh Lidher

Change History

20th December 2017 : 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: IBM Endpoint Manager for Lifecycle Management
Remote Control

Software version: Version Independent

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 2011765

Modified date: 20 December 2017


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