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Security Bulletin: Privilege escalation coverage gap in IBM SPSS Statistics (CVE-2015-7489)

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Summary

Harmful code may be executed because of privilege escalation coverage gap in IBM SPSS Statistics.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-7489
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 22.0.0.2

IBM SPSS Statistics 23.0.0.2

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

Dan Gurfinkel, Comsec Global Consulting

Change History

23 December 2015: 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:
16 April 2020

UID

swg21973502