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: 1.6

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2016/11/18

Updated: 2018/07/13

Dependencies: 94962

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/11/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0396

BID: 94155