Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Flexera InstallAnywhere affects IBM eDiscovery Analyzer (CVE-2016-4560)

ID 5572D3298506815F6D1C67F7D3886ACD8DFD01DD8902DF5641D0DA13F6FFDC94
Type ibm
Reporter IBM
Modified 2018-06-17T12:15:49



Flexera InstallAnywhere has a security vulnerability that could be exploited in IBM eDiscovery Analyzer.

Vulnerability Details

Flexera InstallAnywhere could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system. The application does not directly specify the fully qualified path to a dynamic-linked library when running on Microsoft Windows. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted file from a WebDAV or SMB share using a vulnerable application, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability via a specially-crafted library to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See 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 eDiscovery Analyzer 2.2
IBM eDiscovery Analyzer 2.2.1
IBM eDiscovery Analyzer 2.2.2

Workarounds and Mitigations

Install the fix pack by running the installation wizard or by running a silent installation.

To avoid an untrusted search path vulnerability where users could gain increased privileges, perform the following additional steps:
1. Clear all contents (files, sub-directories and etc.,) of your default download directory/location, if any.
2. Create a new secure directory in temporary location (such that elevated privileges are required to access this directory).
3. Copy/extract the setup.exe executable to the secure directory created in Step 2.
4. Launch the executable from the secure directory and wait until it completes.

Important: Do not enter line breaks in the command that you enter to start the installation program.

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Change History

May 25, 2016: Original version published

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