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Security Bulletin: IBM Maximo Asset Management could allow a remote authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system as administrator (CVE-2016-9984)

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM Maximo Asset Management could allow a remote authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system as administrator.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-9984
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Maximo Asset Management could allow a remote authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system as administrator.
CVSS Base Score: 8.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/120276 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

This vulnerability affects the following versions of the IBM Maximo Asset Management core product, and all other IBM Maximo Industry Solution and IBM Control Desk products, regardless of their own version, if they are currently installed on top of an affected IBM Maximo Asset Management. *


Maximo Asset Management core product affected versions:
Maximo Asset Management 7.6, 7.5
Maximo Asset Management Essentials

Industry Solutions products affected if using an affected core version:
Maximo for Aviation
Maximo for Government
Maximo for Life Sciences
Maximo for Nuclear Power
Maximo for Oil and Gas
Maximo for Transportation
Maximo for Utilities

IBM Control Desk products affected if using an affected core version:
IBM Control Desk
SmartCloud Control Desk
Tivoli Asset Management for IT
Tivoli Integration Composer
Tivoli Service Request Manager
Tivoli Change and Configuration Management Database

* To determine the core product version, log in and view System Information. The core product version is the "Tivoli's process automation engine" version. Please consult the Product Coexistence Matrix for a list of supported product combinations.

Remediation/Fixes

This can only be fixed by a manual configuration change outlined in the Workarounds and Mitigations section.

Workarounds and Mitigations

This vulnerability can be exploited in the automation scripts created in the Automation Scripts application. While it’s typical for clients to give limited access to the Automation Scripts application, it is recommended that clients limit user access to the Automation Scripts application to trusted users on an as needed basis. Clients can do this by removing access to the Automation Scripts application for all security groups. To grant access, create a new security group, give the group access to the Automation Scripts application and then add the user(s) that need to create scripts. Since automation scripts are used for customizing Maximo, and are typically created and tested in development/staging environments, no users in a production environment should really need access to the Automation Scripts application. You can find additional information on Maximo Security groups in the IBM Knowledge Center: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter.

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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

Change History

2017 February 21: Original version published
2017 February 22: Modified affected products and versions

*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

According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.


Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Systems and Asset Management Control Desk 7.5, 7.5.1, 7.5.1.1, 7.5.1.2, 7.5.3, 7.6.0, 7.6.0.1
Systems and Asset Management Maximo for Life Sciences 7.5, 7.6
Systems and Asset Management Maximo for Nuclear Power 7.5, 7.5.1, 7.6.0
Systems and Asset Management Maximo for Oil and Gas 7.5, 7.5.1, 7.6.0
Systems and Asset Management Maximo for Transportation 7.5, 7.5.1, 7.6.1, 7.6.2, 7.6.2.1, 7.6.2.2, 7.6.2.3
Systems and Asset Management Maximo for Utilities 7.5, 7.6
Systems and Asset Management Tivoli Asset Management for IT 7.5
Systems and Asset Management Tivoli Change and Configuration Management Database 7.5
Systems and Asset Management Tivoli Service Request Manager 7.5
Systems and Asset Management Tivoli Integration Composer 7.5
Systems and Asset Management IBM Maximo for Aviation 7.6, 7.6.1, 7.6.2, 7.6.2.1, 7.6.3
Systems and Asset Management Maximo Asset Management Essentials 7.5
Systems and Asset Management Maximo for Government 7.5

Document information

More support for: Maximo Asset Management

Software version: 7.5, 7.6

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 1998608

Modified date: 23 February 2017