IBM Business Process Manager 7.5/8.0/8.5 LDAP access control

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A vulnerability was found in IBM Business Process Manager 7.5/8.0/8.5 (Business Process Management Software). It has been declared as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown function of the component LDAP Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-264. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 09/22/2017. The weakness was published 09/26/2017 by IBM (Website). The advisory is available at ibm.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2017-1539 since 11/30/2016. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. The successful exploitation requires a single authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 01/14/2021). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.This vulnerability is assigned to T1068 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 4 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 370607 (IBM Business Process Manager Privilege Escalation vulnerability (swg22007451)).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 100967) and X-Force (130807). Similar entries are available at 107169, 107168 and 107167.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.5

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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

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Vendor: https://www.ibm.com/

Advisory: ibm.com
Researcher: IBM
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CVE: CVE-2017-1539 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 100967 - IBM Business Process Manager CVE-2017-1539 Remote Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
X-Force: 130807

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Created: 09/27/2017 08:53 AM
Updated: 01/14/2021 03:15 PM
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