IBM Informix nsrd Service Privilege Escalation VulnerabilityZDI-16-208: March 22nd, 2016
This vulnerability allows local users to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of IBM Informix. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.
The specific flaw exists within configuration of the nsrd service. Weak access control allows all authenticated users to modify the binary for this service and thus execute code in the context of SYSTEM.
Vendor ResponseIBM has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2015-12-16 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2016-03-22 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CreditThis vulnerability was discovered by:
Steven Seeley of Source Incite