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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Perl affects Power Hardware Management Console (‪‪CVE-2016-1238‬)

Security Bulletin


Perl is used by Power Hardware Management Console (HMC). HMC has addressed the applicable CVEs.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-1238
DESCRIPTION: Perl could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by an error when loading optional modules. By loading code from the current working directory, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the target Perl application to load and execute arbitrary code on the target system with elevated privileges.
CVSS Base Score: 8.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
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

Power HMC V7.7.9.0


The following fixes are available on IBM Fix Central at:

Power HMC
V7.7.9.0 SP3

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

14 November 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:
17 June 2018