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Security Bulletin: A privilege escalation vulnerability in nzhwinfo that affects IBM Netezza Platform Software clients.

Security Bulletin


Nzhwinfo is used by IBM Netezza Platform Software. IBM Netezza Platform Software has addressed the applicable CVE.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1460
DESCRIPTION: IBM Netezza Platform Software could allow a local user to modify a world writable file, which could be used to execute commands as root.
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

IBM Netezza clients from any of the following releases:

  • IBM Netezza Platform Software 7.0.4 -


For NPS clients that are running any of the affected releases, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the clients that are available in the following release:

ProductVRMFRemediation/First Fix
IBM Netezza Platform Software7.2.1.6-P1Link to Fix Central

Workarounds and Mitigations


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The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Andrew Orr of Tenable.

Change History

14 June 2018 : Added Acknowledgement information
13 June 2018: 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 October 2019