IBM Planning Analytics/Planning Analytics Workspace up to 2.0 DQM API access control

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A vulnerability was found in IBM Planning Analytics and Planning Analytics Workspace up to 2.0 and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown code block of the component DQM API. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-284. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

IBM Planning Analytics 2.0 and IBM Planning Analytics Workspace 2.0 DQM API allows submitting of all control requests in unauthenticated sessions. This allows a remote threat actor who can access (without previous authentication) a valid PA endpoint to read and write files to the IBM Planning Analytics system. Depending on file system permissions up to path traversal and possibly remote code execution. IBM X-Force ID: 209511.

The weakness was disclosed 01/12/2022. The advisory is available at ibm.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2021-38892 since 08/16/2021. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 01/15/2022). 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.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at X-Force (209511).

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.6
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.5

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Temp Score: 7.0
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CNA Base Score: 10.0
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-284
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: ibm.com

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08/16/2021 CVE assigned
01/12/2022 +149 days Advisory disclosed
01/12/2022 +0 days VulDB entry created
01/15/2022 +3 days VulDB last update

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

Advisory: ibm.com
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2021-38892 (🔒)
X-Force: 209511

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Created: 01/12/2022 08:37 PM
Updated: 01/15/2022 10:11 AM
Changes: (2) advisory_confirm_url source_cve_nvd_summary
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