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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2015.2709
          Security Bulletin: IBM InfoSphere Information Server is
            vulnerable to privilege escalation (CVE-2015-5021)
                              28 October 2015

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM InfoSphere Information Server
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  AIX
                   Linux variants
                   Solaris
                   Windows
Impact/Access:     Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2015-5021  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21968195

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Security Bulletin: IBM InfoSphere Information Server is vulnerable to 
privilege escalation (CVE-2015-5021)

Security Bulletin

Summary

IBM InfoSphere Information Server could allow an authenticated user of 
DataStage to view sensitive information or execute jobs even though the user 
does not have the proper privileges to do so.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-5021

DESCRIPTION: IBM InfoSphere Information Server could allow an authenticated 
user of DataStage to view sensitive information or execute jobs even though 
user does not have the proper privileges to do so.

CVSS Base Score: 4.2

CVSS Temporal Score: See 
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/106497 for the current 
score

CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined

CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

The following product, running on all supported platforms, are affected:

IBM InfoSphere Information Server: versions 11.3 and 11.5

Remediation/Fixes

Product 			VRMF 	APAR 		Remediation/First Fix

InfoSphere Information Server 	11.5 	JR54224 	--Apply IBM InfoSphere DataStage Security Patch

InfoSphere Information Server 	11.3 	JR54224 	--Apply IBM InfoSphere DataStage Security Patch

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.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide

On-line Calculator v3

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal

IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Acknowledgement

None

Change History

27 October 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.

Disclaimer

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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