IBM Security Bulletin

Number: AV14-080
Date: 6 October 2014


The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to a recently released security bulletin from IBM.


An OS command injection issue has been found in IBM Security Access Manager for Web (7.x and 8.x), and Security Access Manager for Mobile (8.x). Successful exploit of this vulnerability could allow an attacker to inject and execute arbitrary commands on the system with root privileges. The issue exists through an error in the administration console, and can be accessed from a remote network without requiring authentication.

Suggested Action

CCIRC recommends that owner/operators test and deploy the vendor released updates or workarounds to affected platforms accordingly.


Note to Readers

In support of Public Safety's mission to build a safe and resilient Canada, CCIRC's mandate is to help ensure the security and resilience of the vital non-federal government cyber systems that underpin Canada's national security, public safety and economic prosperity. As Canada's computer security incident response team, CCIRC is Canada's national coordination centre for the prevention and mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from cyber incidents on non-federal government systems. It does this by providing authoritative advice and support, and coordinating information sharing and incident response.

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