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(IBM Issues Fix for IBM Cognos Command Center) IBM SPSS Statistics Bugs in Java Components Let Remote Users Modify Files and Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1042033
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1042033
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-1656   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 6 2018
Impact:   Modification of system information, Modification of user information, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10.2.4
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in IBM SPSS Statistics. A remote user can modify files on the target system. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system. IBM Cognos Command Center is affected.

A remote user can create a specially crafted IBM JRE Diagnostic Tooling Framework for Java (DTFJ) dump file that, when extracted by the target user, will overwrite files on the target user's system [CVE-2018-1656].

A local user can invoke the Java Attach API to use other processes and execute arbitrary code to gain elevated privileges on the target system [CVE-2018-12539].

Impact:   A remote user can modify files on the target system.

A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

Solution:   IBM has issued a fix for CVE-2018-1656 for IBM Cognos Command Center.

The IBM advisory is available at:

https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10730311

Vendor URL:  www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10730311 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

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