Privilege escalation in IBM Spectrum Virtualize



Published: 2020-08-17
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-4686
CWE-ID CWE-284
Exploitation vector Local network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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IBM Spectrum Virtualize
Server applications / Virtualization software

Vendor IBM Corporation

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Improper access control

EUVDB-ID: #VU45746

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 4 [CVSS:3.1/AV:A/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-4686

CWE-ID: CWE-284 - Improper Access Control

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote user to gain unauthorized access to otherwise restricted functionality.

The vulnerability exists due to improper access restrictions. A remote user authenticated via LDAP can bypass implemented security restrictions and gain unauthorized access to the application.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

IBM Spectrum Virtualize: 8.3.1


CPE2.3 External links

http://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/186678
http://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6260199

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the local network (LAN).

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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



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