IBM Tivoli Netcool Webtop privilege escalation

tivoli-netcoolwebtop-privilege-escalation (45419) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

IBM Tivoli Netcool Webtop could allow an attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by the improper use of cached user permissions. If a user logged into Webtop with root privileges logs out without closing the browser, a local attacker with read only privileges could log in using the same browser session and gain root privileges on the vulnerable system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 6.2
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 4.6
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Refer to IBM Support & downloads Web site for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • IBM Support & downloads: Tivoli Netcool Webtop 2.1.0 Fix Pack 5, 2.1.0-TIV-NCWebtop-FP0005.
  • BID-31414: IBM Tivoli Netcool/Webtop Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-4294: IBM Tivoli Netcool/Webtop 2.1 before 2.1.0.5 preserves cached user privileges after logout, which allows physically proximate attackers to hijack a session by visiting an unattended workstation, as demonstrated by a root session that is still valid after a subsequent read-only session has begun.
  • OSVDB ID: 48610: IBM Tivoli Netcool Webtop Browser Cached Privileges Weakness
  • SA32036: Tivoli Netcool/Webtop Security Issue and Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM Tivoli Netcool Webtop 2.1.0
  • IBM Tivoli Netcool Webtop 2.1.0 FP4

Reported:

Sep 25, 2008

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