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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in the instance runAsUser function was found in IBM InfoSphere Streams (CVE-2016-2867)

Security Bulletin


There is a potential vulnerability in IBM InfoSphere Streams when the instance runAsUser property is set. IBM InfoSphere Streams has addressed this vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-2867
In certain supported configurations of IBM InfoSphere Streams, setting the instance runAsUser property can result in operator code using the group id of the root user instead of the group id of the runAsUser for checking permissions.
CVSS Base Score: 7.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

  • IBM InfoSphere Streams Version and earlier
  • IBM Streams Version and earlier


NOTE: Fix Packs are available on IBM Fix Central.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

20 May 2016: 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.


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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Information Management IBM Streams

Document information

More support for: IBM Streams

Software version: 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.1, 4.1.1

Operating system(s): Linux

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1983444

Modified date: 07 June 2016