IBM Spectrum Protect Plus hfpackage Command Injection Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2020-03-05T00:00:00
ID ZDI-20-272
Type zdi
Reporter KPC
Modified 2020-06-22T00:00:00

Description

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected installations of IBM Spectrum Protect Plus. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability. The specific flaw exists within the Administrative Console Framework service. When parsing the hfpackage parameter, the process does not properly validate a user-supplied string before using it to execute a system call. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code in the context of root.