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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   IBM Spectrum Protect (IBM Tivoli Storage Manager) Vendors:   IBM
(IBM Issues Fix for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager HSM for Windows) Flexera InstallShield Unquoted Service Path Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035864
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035864
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-2542   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 11 2016
Impact:   Root access via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.3, 6.4, 7.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Flexera InstallShield. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager HSM for Windows is affected.

The application invokes certain DLLs with an unquoted service path. A local user can create a specially crafted DLL file on the target system. When the target InstallShield setup launcher application is loaded by the target user, the application may load the specially crafted DLL instead of the intended DLL and execute arbitrary code. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

This type of exploit is also known as "binary planting" or "DLL preloading".

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   IBM has issued a fix for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager HSM for Windows (6.4.3.1, 7.1.4.2).

The IBM advisory is available at:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21982741

Vendor URL:  www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21982741 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Feb 24 2016 Flexera InstallShield Unquoted Service Path Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges



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