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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: IBM InfoSphere DataStage is vulnerable to
root privilege escalation (CVE-2015-1900)
12 June 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM InfoSphere DataStage
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Root Compromise -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2015-1900
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Security Bulletin: IBM InfoSphere DataStage is vulnerable to root privilege
More support for:
8.5, 8.7, 9.1, 11.3
AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris
IBM InfoSphere DataStage could allow a local user to execute code with root
DESCRIPTION: IBM InfoSphere DataStage could allow a local user to bypass
security and replace executables with malicious files that could execute code
with root privileges.
CVSS Base Score: 6
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/101637 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Affected Products and Versions
The following product, running on all supported platforms other than Windows,
IBM InfoSphere DataStage Web services Pack: versions 8.5, 8.7, 9.1 and 11.3
Product VRMF APAR Remediation/First Fix
InfoSphere DataStage 11.3 JR52770 --Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server version 184.108.40.206
--Apply IBM InfoSphere DataStage Security Patch
InfoSphere DataStage 9.1 JR52770 Contact IBM customer support.
InfoSphere DataStage 8.7 JR52770 Contact IBM customer support.
InfoSphere DataStage 8.5 JR52770 Contact IBM customer support.
Note: The same fix may be listed under multiple vulnerabilities. Installing
the fix addresses all vulnerabilities to which the fix applies. Also, some
fixes require installing both a fix pack and a subsequent patch. While the fix
pack must be installed first, any additional patches required may be installed
in any order.
For IBM InfoSphere Information Server version 8.1 IBM recommends upgrading to
a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.
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12 June 2015: Original Version 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.
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Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard
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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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