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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in InstallAnywhere affects IBM InfoSphere Optim Performance Manager for DB2 on LUW and IBM InfoSphere Optim Configuration Manager on Windows Platform (CVE-2016-4560)

Security Bulletin


Summary

InstallAnywhere generates installation executables which are vulnerable to a DLL-planting affecting IBM InfoSphere Optim Performance Manager for DB2 on LUW and IBM InfoSphere Optim Configuration Manager on Windows platform.

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

IBM InfoSphere Optim Performance Manager for DB2 on LUW 5.1.1.0 and later
IBM InfoSphere Optim Configuration Manager 2.1 and later

Remediation/Fixes

None

Workarounds and Mitigations

To prevent exposure to this security vulnerability:
1. Download install images only from IBM Passport Advantage or Fix Central.
2. Unzip the image zip file into a new directory.
3. Ensure there is no DLL files in this directory.
4. Launch the executable or install.bat from this directory.

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References

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Change History

13 June 2016 - Initial Security Bulletin

*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

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Document Information

Modified date:
16 June 2018

UID

swg21984067