IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX could allow a user who is authorized for limited system privileges to attack through the ndmauth modules taking advantage of a buffer overflow vulnerability to manipulate CD UNIX and obtain root privileges.
DESCRIPTION: IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX is vulnerable to a stack based buffer ovreflow, caused by improper bounds checking. A local attacker could manipulate CD UNIX to obtain root provileges.
CVSS Base score: 8.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/184578 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
Affected Products and Versions
|IBM Connect:Direct for UNIX||6.1.0|
|IBM Connect:Direct for UNIX||6.0.0|
|IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX||4.3.0|
|IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX||4.2.0|
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This vulnerability was reported to IBM by Sabine Degen
21 Aug 2020: Initial Publication
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21 August 2020