IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS privilege escalation

netview-zos-priv-escalation (80643) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

A vulnerability in IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS could allow a Unix System Services (USS) user to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7.2
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 5.3
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Refer to IBM Security Bulletin 1621163 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • IBM Security Bulletin 1621163: IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS - Gain Permissions Vulnerability (CVE-2012-5951).
  • BID-57036: IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS CVE-2012-5951 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
  • CVE-2012-5951: Unspecified vulnerability in IBM Tivoli NetView 1.4, 5.1 through 5.4, and 6.1 on z/OS allows local users to gain privileges by leveraging access to the normal Unix System Services (USS) security level.
  • SA51680: IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS 1.4
  • IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS 5.1
  • IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS 5.2
  • IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS 5.3
  • IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS 5.4
  • IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS V6R1

Reported:

Dec 21, 2012

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