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Security Bulletin: Improper DLL loading vulnerability affecting Aspera Connect 3.9.9 and earlier

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM Aspera Connect could allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code on the Windows system, caused by improper loading of Dynamic Link Libraries by the import feature. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted .DLL file, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4545
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Aspera Connect could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by improper loading of Dynamic Link Libraries by the import feature. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted .DLL file, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/183190 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Aspera Connect3.9.9 and earlier

Remediation/Fixes

Products

VRMF

APAR

Remediation/First Fix

IBM Aspera Connect3.10.0

ASCN-2314

Connect Landing Page

or 

Download Link

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Yorick Koster

Change History

01 Sep 2020: Initial Publication
14 Sep 2020: Update Summary

*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 Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
14 September 2020

UID

ibm16326537