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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: IBM Tivoli Monitoring Privileges
Escalation through Authorization Bypass (CVE-2015-7411)
22 March 2016
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Tivoli Monitoring
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Administrator Compromise -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2015-7411
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Security Bulletin: IBM Tivoli Monitoring Privileges Escalation through
Authorization Bypass (CVE-2015-7411)
More support for:
IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6
6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.3.0
AIX, Linux, Windows
IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM) portal client could allow an authenticated user to
increase their authority and be able to run commands they were not intended to
have authority to run as administrator. This can include running commands on
remote systems managed by IBM Tivoli Monitoring.
DESCRIPTION: IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM) portal client could allow an
authenticated user to increase their authority and be able to run commands
they were not intended to have authority to run as administrator. This can
include running commands on remote systems managed by IBM Tivoli Monitoring.
CVSS Base Score: 9.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/107454 for the current
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM Tivoli Monitoring 6.2.2 through 6.3.0 FP6.
The following patches are provided to remediate the vulnerability.
Fix VRMF How to acquire fix
6.3.0-TIV-ITM-FP0006-IV77992 6.30 http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24041532
6.2.3-TIV-ITM-FP0005-IV77992 6.23 http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24041532
6.2.2-TIV-ITM-FP0009-IV77992 6.22 http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24041532
The fix will also be included in 6.3.0-TIV-ITM-FP0007
NOTE 1: The fix for IV77992 requires the patch be installed on the portal
server. In addition to this, the patch needs to be installed on the systems
where the tacmd CLI is installed and utilized. The CLI is installed as part of
the "ue" component.
NOTE 2: The fix for IV77992 supercedes and includes the fix for IBM Tivoli
Monitoring Remote Code Execution as addressed by APAR fix IV77442. Once the
patch above for IV77992 is installed, the patch for IV77442 is not needed and
should not be installed afterwards.
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2016-02-26 : Original Copy Published
2016-03-03: Updated CVE number. Removed workaround and updated affected
2016-03-17: Added link for patch for 6.3.0 FP6.
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