Security Bulletin: MQ Explorer directory created with owner '555' on Linux x86-64 vulnerability affects IBM MQ (CVE-2016-6089)
IBM MQ including MQ Explorer installed on Linux x86-64 environment. After the completion of installation, all directories under opt/mqm/mqexplorer/eclipse are created with owner "555" (non-existant user) and group mqm. This vulnerability allows a local user to alter the contents of the opt/mqm/mqexplorer/eclipse directory and make the product unusuable.
DESCRIPTION: IBM WebSphere MQ could allow a local user to write to a file or delete files in a directory they should not have access to due to improper access control.
CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/117926 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM MQ v220.127.116.11
IBM MQ v9.0.1
Workarounds and Mitigations
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ReferencesComplete CVSS v3 Guide
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Related informationIBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
31 May 2017: Original version published
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More support for:
MQ Explorer / Remote admin
Software version: 18.104.22.168, 9.0.2
Operating system(s): Linux
Software edition: All Editions
Reference #: 2003509
Modified date: 30 May 2017