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Security Bulletin: Current Releases of IBM® SDK for Node.js™ are affected by CVE-2016-4560

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Summary

IBM SDK for Node.js installation executables on the Windows platform are affected by CVE-2016-4560

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-4560
DESCRIPTION:
 Flexera InstallAnywhere 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 https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/113016 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

This vulnerability affects IBM SDK for Node.js v1.1.1.1 and previous releases.
This vulnerability affects IBM SDK for Node.js v1.2.0.12 and previous releases.
This vulnerability affects IBM SDK for Node.js v4.4.4.0 and previous releases.
This vulnerability affects IBM SDK for Node.js v6.1.0.0 and previous releases.

Note that this vulnerability affects IBM SDK for Node.js on the Windows platform only. Other platforms are not affected.

Remediation/Fixes

The fix for this vulnerability is included in IBM SDK for Node.js v1.1.1.2 and subsequent releases.
The fix for this vulnerability is included in IBM SDK for Node.js v1.2.0.13 and subsequent releases.
The fix for this vulnerability is included in IBM SDK for Node.js v4.4.5.0 and subsequent releases.
The fix for this vulnerability is included in IBM SDK for Node.js v6.2.0.0 and subsequent releases.

IBM SDK for Node.js can be downloaded, subject to the terms of the developerWorks license, from here.

IBM customers requiring an update for an SDK shipped with an IBM product should contact IBM support, and/or refer to the appropriate product security bulletin.

Workarounds and Mitigations

To install:

  1. As an administrator, create a new secure directory. The directory must not exist before and only the administrator should have write permission to it.
  2. Unzip or copy the IBM SDK for Node.js installation file into this new directory.
  3. Ensure there are no DLL files in this directory.
  4. Run the installation file from this directory to install IBM SDK for Node.js. Proceed with the installation as normal.

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References

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Change History

June 10 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.

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Document Information

Modified date:
08 August 2018

UID

swg21983156