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Security Bulletin: Privileged escalation in IBM BigFix Remote Control (CVE-2017-1233)

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IBM BigFix Remote Control could allow a local user to use the component to replace files to which they do not have write access and could be executed with Local System or root privileges.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1233
IBM Remote Control v9 could allow a local user to use the component to replace files to which he does not have write access and which he can cause to be executed with Local System or root privileges.
CVSS Base Score: 6.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM BigFix Remote Control version 9.1.4


Remediation/First Fix
IBM BigFix Remote Control
IBM BigFix Remote Control 9.1.4 IF0001

For more information about
9.1.4IF0001-TIV-IBRC914, see

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Related information

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This vulnerability was reported to IBM by Harjot Singh Lidher

Change History

20th December 2017 : Original version published

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Document information

More support for: IBM Endpoint Manager for Lifecycle Management
Remote Control

Software version: Version Independent

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 2011765

Modified date: 20 December 2017