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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: Buffer Overflow vulnerability affects IBM
i Access for Windows (CVE-2014-8920)
29 January 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM i Access for Windows
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Console/Physical
CVE Names: CVE-2014-8920
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Security Bulletin: Buffer Overflow vulnerability affects IBM i Access for
More support for:
Access for Windows
5.4.0, 6.1.0, 7.1.0
Buffer Overflow affects product IBM i Access for Windows, 5770-XE1.
DESCRIPTION: IBM i Access for Windows Data Transfer Program is vulnerable to a
buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking. A local attacker could
overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system as the current
CVSS Base Score: 4.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/99311 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Affected Products and Versions
Releases V5R4, 6.1 and 7.1 of IBM i Access for Windows are affected.
The issue can be fixed by applying a PTF to IBM i Access for Windows.
The IBM i Access for Windows, 5770-XE1, product will be fixed via the 7.1
service release which can be used to access all supported releases of the IBM
The interim fix, prior to the service release, can be obtained via this link:
Important note: IBM recommends that all users running unsupported versions of
affected products upgrade to supported and fixed version of affected products.
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*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.
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FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT
OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
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