TIBCO Hawk and derived components listed above contain buffer overflow vulnerabilities in the processing of inbound data. The impact of these vulnerabilities may include remote execution of arbitrary code, information disclosure, and denial of service.
TIBCO has released updates which address critical vulnerabilities in the The Hawk AMI C library and Hawk Monitoring Agent.
The TIBCO Hawk AMI C library and derived components contain a vulnerability that may allow an attacker to compromise an application by sending a specially crafted message.
TIBCO strongly recommends sites running the affected components to install the update or take mitigating action as appropriate.
The following components are affected:
The impact of these vulnerabilities varies depending on the operating system and the privilege levels of the user that invoked the application.
On Unix based systems, a successful exploit will allow arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user that invoked the application.
On Windows based systems, a successful exploit will allow arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user that invoked the application. If the application is installed as a system service, this will result in access to system privileges.
Upgrade TIBCO Hawk to version 4.8.1 or above. Update all components derived from TIBCO Hawk to use version 4.8.1 or above. This is strongly recommended.
If an upgrade is not possible, the following actions can mitigate the vulnerabilities: