TIBCO Security Advisory: March 23, 2021 - TIBCO FTL - 2021-28820

TIBCO FTL Windows Platform Artifact Search vulnerability

Original release date: March 23, 2021
Last revised:
CVE-2021-28820
Source: TIBCO Software Inc.

Products Affected

  • TIBCO FTL - Community Edition versions 6.5.0 and below
  • TIBCO FTL - Developer Edition versions 6.5.0 and below
  • TIBCO FTL - Enterprise Edition versions 6.5.0 and below

The following components are affected:

  • FTL Server (tibftlserver)
  • FTL C API
  • FTL Golang API
  • FTL Java API
  • FTL .Net API

Description

The components listed above contain a vulnerability that theoretically allows a low privileged attacker with local access on the Windows operating system to insert malicious software. The affected component can be abused to execute the malicious software inserted by the attacker with the elevated privileges of the component. This vulnerability results from the affected component searching for run-time artifacts outside of the installation hierarchy.

Impact

The impact of this vulnerability includes the possibility of an attacker gaining full access to the Windows operating system at the privilege level of the affected component.

  CVSS v3 Base Score: 8.8 (CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Solution

TIBCO has released updated versions of the affected systems which address this issue:

  • TIBCO FTL - Community Edition versions 6.5.0 and below update to version 6.6.0 or higher
  • TIBCO FTL - Developer Edition versions 6.5.0 and below update to version 6.6.0 or higher
  • TIBCO FTL - Enterprise Edition versions 6.5.0 and below update to version 6.6.0 or higher

Acknowledgments

TIBCO would like to extend its appreciation to Will Dormann of CERT/CC for discovery of this vulnerability.

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