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Security Bulletin: IBM InfoSphere Information Server is vulnerable to a privilege escalation

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Summary

IBM InfoSphere Information Server could allow a local user to gain elevated privileges by placing arbitrary files in installation directories.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1469
DESCRIPTION: IBM InfoSphere Information Server could allow a local user to gain elevated privileges by placing arbitrary files in installation directories.
CVSS Base Score: 8.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/128468 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

The following products, running on all supported platforms, are affected:
IBM InfoSphere Information Server: versions 9.1, 11.3, 11.5, and 11.7
IBM InfoSphere Information Server on Cloud: version 11.5

Remediation/Fixes

None

Workarounds and Mitigations

Only trusted users should be given access to machines installed with DataStage clients.

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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

Acknowledgement

This vulnerability was reported to IBM by Goh Zhi Hao, Mohammad Shah Bin Mohammad Esa, Samandeep Singh (Office Singapore) of SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab.

Change History

30 July 2017: Original version published
10 August 2017: Updated mitigation information
23 April 2018: Added release 11.7

*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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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Information Management InfoSphere Information Server AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows 9.1, 11.5, 11.3, 11.7

Document information

More support for: InfoSphere Information Server

Software version: 9.1, 11.3, 11.5, 11.7

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

Reference #: 2006069

Modified date: 23 April 2018