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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: Flexera InstallAnywhere DLL-planting vulnerability
affects IBM Enterprise Records Installers (CVE-2016-4560)
8 July 2016
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Enterprise Records
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2016-4560
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Security Bulletin: Flexera InstallAnywhere DLL-planting vulnerability affects
IBM Enterprise Records Installers (CVE-2016-4560)
More support for:
4.5.1, 5.1.0, 5.1.1, 5.1.2, 5.2.0
AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows
InstallAnywhere generates installation executables which are vulnerable to an
Flexera InstallAnywhere could allow a local attacker to gain elevated
privileges on the system, caused by an untrusted search path. An attacker
could exploit this vulnerability using a Trojan horse DLL in the current
working directory of a setup-launcher executable file to gain elevated
privileges on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See
for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM Enterprise Records 5.2.0
IBM Enterprise Records 5.1.2
IBM Enterprise Records 5.1.1
IBM Enterprise Records 5.1.0
IBM InfoSphere Enterprise Records 4.5.1
Workarounds and Mitigations
1. As an administrator, create a new secure directory. The directory must not
exist before and only the administrator should have write permission to it.
2. Unzip or copy the files from your installation media into this new
3. Rename the file Setup.exe to ier_install.exe.
Do not skip this step.
4. Ensure there are no DLL files in this directory.
5. Run ier_install.exe from this directory to install the product. Proceed
with the installation as normal.
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*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will
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OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
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