IBM BigFix Platform 9.x < 9.5.3 Remote Command Injection

High Nessus Plugin ID 94961


An infrastructure management application running on the remote host is affected by a remote command injection vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version, the IBM BigFix Platform application running on the remote host is 9.x prior to 9.5.3. It is, therefore, affected by a command injection vulnerability in the Web Reports component. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to inject commands that are executed with privileges that are unnecessary and higher than expected. Note that if the Web Reports component is installed as a stand-alone application without other BigFix components, then it not affected by the vulnerability.

IBM BigFix was formerly known as Tivoli Endpoint Manager, IBM Endpoint Manager, and IBM BigFix Endpoint Manager.


Upgrade to IBM BigFix Platform version 9.5.3 or later. Alternatively, as a workaround, ensure that Web Reports is installed remotely on a distinct and isolated machine that can be locked down (i.e., isolated from the root server and other BigFix components).

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94961

File Name: ibm_bigfix_webreports_cmd_injection.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2016/11/18

Modified: 2017/01/24

Dependencies: 94962

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 6.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:bigfix_platform, cpe:/a:ibm:bigfix_webreports

Required KB Items: installed_sw/IBM BigFix Web Reports, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/11/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0396

BID: 94155

OSVDB: 146863