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Security Bulletin: IBM i Access for Windows affected by vulnerability CVE-2018-1888.

Security Bulletin


IBM i Access for Windows is affected by vulnerability CVE-2018-1888. This vulnerability affects the Windows system running the IBM i Access for Windows product.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1888
DESCRIPTION: An untrusted search path vulnerability in IBM i Access for Windows versions 7.1 and earlier on Windows can allow arbitrary code execution via a Trojan horse DLL in the current working directory, related to use of the LoadLibrary function.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

Release 7.1 of IBM i Access for Windows is affected.


The issue can be fixed by obtaining and applying the Service Pack SI68573 or higher.

The Service Pack is available at:!/wiki/IBM%20i%20Technology%20Updates/page/IBM%20i%20Access%20for%20Windows%20-%20Service%20Packs

Release 7.1 – SI68573

Important note: IBM recommends that all users running unsupported versions of affected products upgrade to supported and fixed version of affected products.

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Related Information

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The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Evangelos Mourikis of Deloitte

Change History

03 January 2019: Original version published

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Cross reference information
Product Component Platform Version Edition
IBM i IBM i All Versions

Document information

More support for: IBM i Access for Windows

Software version: 7.1

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 0740233

Modified date: 02 January 2019