Improper privilege management in IBM Watson Discovery Cartridge for IBM Cloud Pak for Data

Published: 2023-09-18
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2023-22946
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
IBM Watson Discovery for IBM Cloud Pak for Data
Server applications / Other server solutions

Vendor IBM Corporation

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Improper Privilege Management

EUVDB-ID: #VU78721

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 7.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2023-22946

CWE-ID: CWE-269 - Improper Privilege Management

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges.

The vulnerability exists due to improper privilege management. A local user can send specially crafted configuration-related classes on the classpath and exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the submitting user.


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Vulnerable software versions

IBM Watson Discovery for IBM Cloud Pak for Data: before 4.7.0

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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.