Harmful code may be executed because of privilege escalation coverage gap in IBM SPSS Statistics.
DESCRIPTION: IBM SPSS Statistics uses python scripts that have write permissions to Everyone. A local user can add malicious OS commands to the python code. These command will later be executed in case another user (for example an administrator) opens SPSS and uses that module.
CVSS Base Score: 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108785 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
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 SPSS Statistics 188.8.131.52
IBM SPSS Statistics 184.108.40.206
|IBM SPSS Statistics||220.127.116.11||Install interim fix 18.104.22.168-10|
|IBM SPSS Statistics||22.214.171.124||Install interim fix 126.96.36.199-7|
Workarounds and Mitigations
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Dan Gurfinkel, Comsec Global Consulting
23 December 2015: Original version published
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16 April 2020