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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Flexera InstallAnywhere affects IBM eDiscovery Manager (CVE-2016-4560)

Security Bulletin


Flexera InstallAnywhere has a security vulnerability that could be exploited in IBM eDiscovery Manager.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-4560

Flexera InstallAnywhere could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by an untrusted search path. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a Trojan horse DLL in the current working directory of a setup-launcher executable file to gain elevated privileges on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM eDiscovery Manager 2.2
IBM eDiscovery Manager 2.2.1
IBM eDiscovery Manager 2.2.2 

Workarounds and Mitigations

Install the fix pack by running the installation wizard or by running a silent installation.

To avoid an untrusted search path vulnerability where users could gain increased privileges, perform the following additional steps:
1. Clear all contents (files, sub-directories and etc.,) of your default download directory/location, if any.
2. Create a new secure directory in temporary location (such that elevated privileges are required to access this directory).
3. Copy/extract the setup.exe executable to the secure directory created in Step 2.
4. Launch the executable from the secure directory and wait until it completes.

Important: Do not enter line breaks in the command that you enter to start the installation program. 

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Change History

May 25, 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