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Category:   Application (Directory)  >   IBM Tivoli Directory Server Vendors:   IBM
IBM Security Directory Server WebSphere Application Server 'install.sh' Script Permissions Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1030668
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1030668
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-0320   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 5 2014
Impact:   User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.3, 6.3.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM Security Directory Server. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

During installation, the system sets world-writable permissions on the installRoot directory. A local user can modify data on the system.

The vulnerability resides in 'install.sh' in the Embedded WebSphere Application Server (eWAS).

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21680254

Vendor URL:  www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21680254 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)

Message History:   None.


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