#VU8421 Untrusted search path in IBM InfoSphere Information Server for Cloud

Published: 2017-09-13

Vulnerability identifier: #VU8421

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:W/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2017-1468


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
IBM InfoSphere Information Server for Cloud
Server applications / Other server solutions

Vendor: IBM Corporation

The vulnerability allows a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the target system.

The weakness exists due to untrusted search path element. A local attacker can place arbitrary .dll files in installation directories and execute arbitrary code with system privileges.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may result in system compromise.

Workarounds are available on vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

IBM InfoSphere Information Server for Cloud: 9.1 - 11.5

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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

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