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.
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
|IBM Aspera Connect||3.9.9 and earlier|
|IBM Aspera Connect||3.10.0||
Workarounds and Mitigations
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The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Yorick Koster
01 Sep 2020: Initial Publication
14 Sep 2020: Update Summary
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14 September 2020