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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: Java DLL planting vulnerability affects
IBM Sterling Secure Proxy (CVE-2016-2542)
26 July 2016
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Sterling Secure Proxy
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2016-2542
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Security Bulletin: Java DLL planting vulnerability affects IBM Sterling
Secure Proxy (CVE-2016-2542)
More support for:
Sterling Secure Proxy
Flexera InstallAnywhere generates installation executables which are
vulnerable to a DLL-planting vulnerability during installs on Windows
systems. InstallAnywhere is used by IBM Sterling Secure Proxy.
Flexera InstallShield could allow a local attacker to gain elevated
privileges on the system, caused by an untrusted search path. An attacker
could exploit this vulnerability using a Trojan horse DLL in the current
working directory of a setup-launcher executable file to gain elevated
privileges on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See
for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM Sterling Secure Proxy 3.4.3 GA
IBM Sterling Secure Proxy 3.4.2 through 188.8.131.52 iFix 7
Use install images from the following iFixes to remediate the vulnerability
on Windows systems. UNIX systems are not susceptible to this vulnerability.
Product VRMF iFix Remediation/First Fix
IBM Sterling Secure Proxy 184.108.40.206 iFix 1 Fix Central
IBM Sterling Secure Proxy 220.127.116.11 iFix 8 Fix Central
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