Remote code execution in TIBCO Spotfire Server

Published: 2020-03-12
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-9408
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
TIBCO Spotfire for AWS
Server applications / Other server solutions

TIBCO Spotfire Server
Server applications / Other server solutions

Vendor TIBCO

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Code Injection

EUVDB-ID: #VU26033

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.6 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-9408

CWE-ID: CWE-94 - Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection')

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation in the Spotfire library component. A remote authenticated attacker can modify attributes of files and objects saved to the library such that the system treats them as trusted and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.


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Vulnerable software versions

TIBCO Spotfire for AWS: 10.8.0

TIBCO Spotfire Server: 7.0.0 - 10.8.0

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.