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Security Bulletin: IBM Tivoli Monitoring insufficient default file/folder permissions on windows.

Security Bulletin


The default file folder permissions on ITM windows installation allow for non-privileged access which could allow for exploits such as dll planting.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4311
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Tivoli Monitoring could allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system. By placing a specially crafted file, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to load other DLL files located in the same directory and execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 7.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Tivoli Monitoring6.3.0 through 630 FP7 (Including Service packs)



Workarounds and Mitigations


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The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Clément Notin

Change History

22 Apr 2020: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
22 April 2020