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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   IBM Flex System Manager Vendors:   IBM
(IBM Issues Fix for IBM Flex System Manager) Sudo TZ Environment Variable Flaw Lets Local Users Modify Data on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034847
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034847
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-9680   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 28 2016
Impact:   Modification of system information, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Version Independent
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Sudo. A local user can modify data on the target system. IBM Flex System Manager is affected.

The software does not validate the TZ environment variable value. On systems where sudo is configured to preserve the TZ environment variable, a local user with privileges to execute commands via sudo can exploit an input validation flaw to make changes to the system that are otherwise not permitted by the configured sudo commands.

Impact:   A local user can modify data on the target system.
Solution:   IBM has issued a fix for IBM Flex System Manager (APAR IT12602).

The IBM advisory is available at:

https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg3T1023120

Vendor URL:  www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg3T1023120 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Jul 31 2015 Sudo TZ Environment Variable Flaw Lets Local Users Modify Data on the Target System



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