Remote code execution in IBM InfoSphere Information Server

Published: 2022-12-09 | Updated: 2022-12-11
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-42889
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
IBM InfoSphere Information Server
Server applications / Database software

Vendor IBM Corporation

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Code Injection

EUVDB-ID: #VU68307

Risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2022-42889

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

Exploit availability: Yes


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

The vulnerability exists due to an insecure variable interpolation when processing untrusted input. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted input and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

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

Note, the vulnerability was dubbed Text4shell.


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Vulnerable software versions

IBM InfoSphere Information Server: before

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