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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
IBM SPSS SamplePower vsflex8l ActiveX Control ComboList Property Remote
Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0895)
14 March 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM SPSS SamplePower
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2014-0895
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Security Bulletin: IBM SPSS SamplePower vsflex8l ActiveX Control ComboList
Property Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0895)
More support for:
There is security vulnerability with an ActiveX control shipped by IBM SPSS
SamplePower Version 3.0.1. This is corrected in the IBM SPSS SamplePower
product Interim Fix.
CVE IDs: CVE-2014-0895
The latest available Interim Fix installer for IBM SPSS SamplePower provides a
fix an ActiveX Control that can exhibit a Buffer Overflow condition when used
outside the product. As of February 21, 2014, IBM has not received any reports
of customer issues related to these security vulnerabilities.
Using the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) v2, the security ratings
for these issues are:
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/91314 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
These vulnerabilities were reported to IBM by Arezou Hosseinzad-Amirkhizi,
Vulnerability Research Team, TELUS Security Labs.
IBM SPSS SamplePower for Windows V3.0.1
The recommended solution is to download and install the IBM SamplePower 3.0.1
FP1 and apply the Interim Fix 3.0.1-IM-C30SAMP-WIN32-IF02 .
Fix* VRMF APAR How to acquire fix
3.0.1-IM-S3SAMPC-WIN32-FP001-IF02 126.96.36.199 PI09800 Download and install the
In order to remove the old version of the Control, the user should un-install
the current release, download the available Sample Power 3.0.1 Fix Pack 1,
install and re-license with your current Authorization Code.
1. Download the Interim Fix from IBM Fix Central
2. Install the IBM SamplePower 3.0.1. FP1 on top of your existing installation
if not already completed.
3. Install the Interim Fix 3.0.1-IM-S3SAMPC-WIN32-FP001-IF02 for SamplePower
3.0.1 on top of your existing installation.
4. Reboot if necessary.
None - Apply fix pack.
Complete CVSS Guide
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IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
March 7, 2014 Original Copy Published
*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will
ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of
this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the
Reference section of this Security Bulletin.
Note: According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST),
the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard
designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and
priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY
OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT
OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
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