CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2018-1888

Untrusted Search Path

Published: Jan 04, 2019 | Modified: Oct 09, 2019
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

An untrusted search path vulnerability in IBM i Access for Windows versions 7.1 and earlier on Windows can allow arbitrary code execution via a Trojan horse DLL in the current working directory, related to use of the LoadLibrary function. IBM X-Force ID: 152079.

Weakness

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

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
I_access Ibm * 7.1

Extended Description

This might allow attackers to execute their own programs, access unauthorized data files, or modify configuration in unexpected ways. If the application 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 application would then execute. The problem extends to any type of critical resource that the application trusts. Some of the most common variants of untrusted search path are:

Potential Mitigations

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