IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX privilege escalation

scd-cve20132989-priv-escalation (84016) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

A vulnerability in IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX could allow a local user to gain elevated privileges. A user who has been successfully authenticated by Connect:Direct for UNIX executes Connect:Direct for UNIX?s file copying functionality with elevated file system privileges. An authenticated user can exploit the vulnerability to bypass file system permissions and read or overwrite files with. The vulnerability only occurs on AIX 6.1 and later.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 6.8
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Single
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Refer to IBM Security Bulletin 1637561 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • IBM Security Bulletin 1637561: Elevated privileges vulnerability in Connect:Direct for UNIX on AIX 6.1 and above (CVE-2013-2989).
  • BID-59874: IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX CVE-2013-2989 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
  • CVE-2013-2989: The file-copying functionality in IBM Sterling Connect:Direct 3.8.00, 4.0.00, and 4.1.0 for UNIX on AIX 6.1 through 7.1 uses incorrect privileges, which allows local users to bypass filesystem read permissions and write permissions by leveraging authentication to the Connect:Direct product.
  • SA53439: IBM Sterling Connect:Direct File Copying Functionality Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX 3.8
  • IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX 4.0
  • IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX 4.1

Reported:

May 14, 2013

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