CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2017-1711

Untrusted Search Path

Published: Feb 13, 2018 | Modified: Mar 13, 2018
CVSS 3.x
7.8
HIGH
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVSS 2.x
6.8 MEDIUM
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

IBM iNotes 8.5 and 9.0 SUService can be misguided into running malicious code from a DLL masquerading as a windows DLL in the temp directory. IBM X-Force ID: 134532.

Weakness

The product searches for critical resources using an externally-supplied search path that can point to resources that are not under the product’s direct control.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Notes Ibm 8.5.0.0 8.5.0.0
Notes Ibm 8.5.1.0 8.5.1.0
Notes Ibm 8.5.2.0 8.5.2.0
Notes Ibm 8.5.3.0 8.5.3.0
Notes Ibm 9.0.0.0 9.0.0.0
Notes Ibm 9.0.1.0 9.0.1.0

Extended Description

This might allow attackers to execute their own programs, access unauthorized data files, or modify configuration in unexpected ways. If the product uses a search path to locate critical resources such as programs, then an attacker could modify that search path to point to a malicious program, which the targeted product would then execute. The problem extends to any type of critical resource that the product trusts. Some of the most common variants of untrusted search path are:

Potential Mitigations

References