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Serious Flaws Found in IBM InfoSphere Products

IT security services company SEC Consult on Wednesday disclosed the details of several unpatched vulnerabilities affecting IBM’s InfoSphere DataStage and Information Server data integration tools.

The flaws were reported to the vendor on May 23, but patches still haven’t been released. However, IBM has published advisories for each of the issues, providing recommendations on how to mitigate potential attacks.

SEC Consult discovered the vulnerabilities, which it has collectively classified as critical, in InfoSphere DataStage 11.5, but IBM determined that they also impact InfoSphere Information Server and DataStage versions 9.1, 11.3 and 11.5.

The most serious of the flaws, based on the 8.4 CVSS score assigned by IBM, is CVE-2017-1468. The security hole exists because the Director and Designer clients don’t check file signatures before loading and running executable files, allowing a local attacker to place arbitrary executable files in installation directories and escalate...(continued)

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