Multiple Vulnerabilities Pop Up In Navigator For i – IT Jungle

Multiple Vulnerabilities Pop Up In Navigator For i

January 23, 2023

Timothy Prickett Morgan

Why do we network computers again? Remind me.

A new security bulletin was released for the Navigator for i system management interface for the IBM i platform on January 18, which rolls up four different vulnerabilities for Navigator for i that leave it open to log file access, to obtaining file attributes, and to SQL Injection attacks due to multiple other vulnerabilities.

You can read about this security bulletin at this link. The most severe of the issues is the SQL injection attack, which has a CVSS Base score of 6.3 out of 10. According to the bulletin: “IBM Navigator for i 7.3, 7.4, and 7.5 could allow an authenticated user to obtain sensitive information for an object they are authorized to but not while using this interface. By performing a UNION based SQL injection an attacker could see file permissions through this interface.”

Access to log files for Navigator for i 7.3, 7.4, and 7.5 is unintentionally allowed when a remote authenticated user can bypass the interface checks in the tool and download log files by modifying the servlet filter for Navigator for i. This one has a CVSS rating of 4.3. Another vulnerability allows an authenticated user to get files they are authorized to get but not through the Navigator for i toll (this seems like a minor problem if you as me), and yet another one allowed attackers to see user profile attributes why performing an SQL injection.

IBM is providing fixes for these vulnerabilities for IBM i 7.3, IBM i 7.4, and IBM i 7.5. The following PTFs patch Navigator for i up against these vulnerabilities:

The CVE record dates for these vulnerabilities was October 26, 2022, and we remind you that this record date is not necessarily when the vulnerability was first known to customers or IBM. But it certainly was not after that date!

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Tags: Tags: IBM i, IBM i 7.3, IBM i 7.4, IBM i 7.5, Navigator for i, SQL

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