VDB-79777 · CVE-2015-1836 · BID 79744

IBM InfoSphere BigInsights 3.0/ ZooKeeper ACL access control

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in IBM InfoSphere BigInsights 3.0/ (Reporting Software). Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code block of the component ZooKeeper ACL Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-284. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was disclosed 12/01/2015 by Paul as swg21969546 / 1969546 as confirmed security bulletin (Website). The advisory is shared at www-304.ibm.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2015-1836 since 02/17/2015. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 06/20/2018). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1068 for this issue.

Applying the patch IM-BigInsights-BigSQL-linuxamd64_CVE-2015-1772_CVE-2015-1836 is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at www-933.ibm.com. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityTracker (ID 1034365) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-55537). The entry 79776 is pretty similar.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.0

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

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Patch: IM-BigInsights-BigSQL-linuxamd64_CVE-2015-1772_CVE-2015-1836


02/17/2015 🔍
05/25/2015 +97 days 🔍
12/01/2015 +190 days 🔍
12/01/2015 +0 days 🔍
12/09/2015 +8 days 🔍
12/14/2015 +5 days 🔍
12/21/2015 +7 days 🔍
12/21/2015 +0 days 🔍
01/07/2016 +17 days 🔍
06/20/2018 +895 days 🔍


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

Advisory: swg21969546 / 1969546
Researcher: Paul
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2015-1836 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1034365
Vulnerability Center: 55537 - Apache HBase Remote DoS and Infromation Disclosure in ZooKeeper, High
SecurityFocus: 79744 - Apache HBase CVE-2015-1836 Unauthorized Access Vulnerability

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Created: 12/14/2015 10:58 AM
Updated: 06/20/2018 08:43 AM
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