Security Bulletin: IBM i Access Client Solutions is vulnerable to DLL hijacking when run on a Windows operating system (CVE-2022-40746)

Summary

IBM i Access Client Solutions is vulnerable to DLL hijacking when certain features are run on a Windows operating system that leverage native code. IBM has addressed this CVE by providing a fix to IBM i Access Client Solutions as described in the remediation/fixes section.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2022-40746
DESCRIPTION:   IBM i Access Family could allow a local authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by DLL search order hijacking vulnerability. By placing a specially crafted file in a compromised folder, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/236581 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:H/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)IBM i Access Client Solutions1.1.2 – 1.1.4,
1.1.4.3 – 1.1.9.0

Remediation/Fixes

The issue can be fixed by upgrading to version 1.1.9.1 or later.   See IBM i Access Client Solutions updates for the latest version available.

Affected Product(s)Version(s)Remediation/Fix/InstructionsIBM i Access Client Solutions1.1.2 – 1.1.4,
1.1.4.3 – 1.1.9.0

The current version of IBM i Access Client Solutions is available at Downloads.

Or you may download it from the general IBM i software site at
Entitled Systems Support (ESS).

 

 

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

References

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Change History

18 Nov 2022: Initial Publication

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin.

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