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ESB-2014.0916 - [Linux][HP-UX][Solaris][AIX] IBM SPSS Modeler: Access privileged data - Existing account

Date: 10 June 2014

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2014.0916
         Security Bulletin: User sessions running with root GID in
                     IBM SPSS Modeler (CVE-2014-3038)
                               10 June 2014

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM SPSS Modeler
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  AIX
                   HP-UX
                   IBM i
                   Linux variants
                   Solaris
Impact/Access:     Access Privileged Data -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-3038  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21675043

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Security Bulletin: User sessions running with root GID in IBM SPSS Modeler
(CVE-2014-3038)

Security Bulletin

Document information
More support for:
SPSS Modeler

Software version:
16.0

Operating system(s):
AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris

Reference #:
1675043

Modified date:
2014-06-06

Summary

IBM SPSS Modeler running on Unix platforms contains a vulnerability that
could allow a local attacker to gain access to files that normally would
only be available to privileged users. The server authenticates a user and
spawns a new process that runs in the context of the authenticated user
(setuid). But the process retains the root GID (0) and associated privileged
groups so the user has access to certain system files that would normally
be denied.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2014-3038
DESCRIPTION:
IBM SPSS Modeler running on Unix platforms contains a vulnerability that
could allow a local attacker to gain access to files that normally would
only be available to privileged users.

CVSS Base Score: 3.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/93304 for the
current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM SPSS Modeler 16 running on Unix platforms is affected.

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply the fix as soon as practical. Please
see below for information on the fix available.

    Apply the Fix Pack

Workarounds and Mitigations

None; apply fixes.

References
Complete CVSS Guide
On-line Calculator V2

Related information
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Acknowledgement

None

Change History

6 June 2014: Original Copy Published

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will
ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact
of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the
Reference section of this Security Bulletin.

Disclaimer

According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the
Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard
designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency
and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT
WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING
THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.

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