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Virsec Security Research Lab

CVE-2020-4627 IBM Cloud Pak for Security RCE

Virsec Security Research Lab Vulnerability Analysis

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1.1        Vulnerability Summary

IBM Cloud Pak for Security (CP4S) potentially vulnerable to CVS Injection. A remote attacker could execute arbitrary commands on the system, caused by improper validation of csv file contents. IBM X-Force ID: 185367.


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1.2        CVSS Score

NVD Base score of this vulnerability is 9.0 Critical. CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

1.3        Affected Version

IBM Cloud Pak for Security (CP4S) -

1.4        Vulnerability Attribution

This vulnerability is reported by IBM X-Force Ethical Hacking Team.

1.5        Risk Impact

IBM Cloud Pak® for Security is an open security platform that connects to the existing data sources to generate deeper insights and enables a user to act faster with automation. Whether the data resides on IBM or third-party tools, on-premises or multiple cloud environments, the platform helps to find and respond to threats and risks — all while leaving the data where it is. So, it can uncover hidden threats, make more informed risk-based decisions, and respond to incidents faster. Exploiting this vulnerability can lead to shutting down the Security of the entire organization itself and exposing it to external threats. A public domain exploit is not available.


1.6        Virsec Security Platform (VSP) Support:

The Virsec Security Platform (VSP)-Host monitors processes that are spawned which are not part of a set of whitelisted process. Any attempt to execute new command or unknown binary would be denied by VSP-Host’s Process Monitoring capability.

1.7        Reference Links:

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