Security Bulletin: Privileged escalation in IBM BigFix Remote Control (CVE-2017-1233)
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.
DESCRIPTION: 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 https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/123912 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
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This vulnerability was reported to IBM by Harjot Singh Lidher
20th December 2017 : Original version published
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Software version: Version Independent
Operating system(s): Platform Independent
Software edition: All Editions
Reference #: 2011765
Modified date: 20 December 2017