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Security Bulletin: IBM MQ could allow a local user to inject code that could be executed with root privileges. (CVE-2018-1998)

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Summary

IBM MQ could allow a local user to inject code that could be executed with root privileges. This is due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2018-1792.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1998
DESCRIPTION: IBM MQ could allow a local user to inject code that could be executed with root privileges. This is due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2018-1792.
CVSS Base Score: 8.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/154887 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM MQ V8
versions 8.0.0.0 - 8.0.0.10

IBM MQ V9 LTS
versions 9.0.0.0 - 9.0.0.5

IBM MQ V9.1 LTS
versions 9.1.0.0 - 9.1.0.1


Remediation/Fixes

IBM MQ V8

IBM MQ V9 LTS

IBM MQ V9.1 LTS


Workarounds and Mitigations

Follow the Additional Instructions added to the IBM security bulletin for CVE-2018-1792 on 18 December 2018

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Reference

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related Information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Acknowledgement

The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Josh McIver

Change History

1 March 2019: Original version published
13th March 2019: Correct version list and changed workaround/mitigation
29th April 2019: Added 9.0 and 9.1 LTS FixPack details

*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 MQ

Component: installer

Software version: 8.0.0.0, 8.0.0.1, 8.0.0.2, 8.0.0.3, 8.0.0.4, 8.0.0.5, 8.0.0.6, 8.0.0.7, 8.0.0.8, 8.0.0.9, 8.0.0.10, 9.0.0.0, 9.0.0.1, 9.0.0.2, 9.0.0.3, 9.0.0.4, 9.0.0.5, 9.1.0.0, 9.1.0.1

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris

Reference #: 0870488

Modified date: 29 April 2019