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                               ESB-2016.1107
          Security Bulletin: IBM SPSS Statistics ActiveX Control
                      Buffer Overflow (CVE-2015-8530)
                                6 May 2016

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM SPSS Statistics
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  Windows
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
                   Denial of Service               -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2015-8530  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21982035

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Security Bulletin: IBM SPSS Statistics ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow
(CVE-2015-8530)

Security Bulletin

Document information

More support for:

SPSS Statistics

Statistics Desktop

Software version:

20.0, 21.0, 22.0, 23.0, 24.0

Operating system(s):

Windows

Reference #:

1982035

Modified date:

2016-05-05

Summary

An IBM SPSS Statistics ActiveX Control is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer
overflow. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web page that
passes an overly long argument to the Initialize function, a remote attacker
could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the
victim's browser to crash.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:

CVE-2015-8530

DESCRIPTION:

IBM SPSS Statistics 23 is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow. By
persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web page that passes an
overly long argument to the Initialize function, a remote attacker could
overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the
victim's browser to crash.

CVSS Base Score: 6.5

CVSS Temporal Score: See

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/109209

for the current score

CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined

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

Affected Products and Versions

IBM SPSS Statistics 20

IBM SPSS Statistics 21

IBM SPSS Statistics 22

IBM SPSS Statistics 23

IBM SPSS Statistics 24

Remediation/Fixes

                     VRMF      Remediation
IBM SPSS Statistics  20.0.0.2  20.0.0.2-IF0008
IBM SPSS Statistics  21.0.0.2  21.0.0.2-IF0010
IBM SPSS Statistics  22.0.0.2  22.0.0.2-IF0011
IBM SPSS Statistics  23.0.0.3  23.0.0.3-IF0001
IBM SPSS Statistics  24.0.0.0  24.0.0.0-IF0003

For IBM SPSS Statistics 19, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported
version/release/platform of the product.

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

Change History

5 May 2016: 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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