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Web Attack: IBM Installation Manager RCE

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.


This signature will detect attempts to exploit a remote command execution vulnerability in IBM Installation Manager.

Additional Information

IBM Installation Manager is an application that allows users to install, update, modify, or uninstall applications.

Installation Manager is prone to a remote code-execution vulnerability because the application fails to handle specially crafted 'iim://' URIs. Specifically, when exploited through Internet Explorer, it's possible to specify an extra command-line argument to the URI.

Attackers could exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of the affected application. Failed exploit attempts will likely cause denial-of-service conditions.

The following products that include Installation Manager are vulnerable:

IBM Rational Robot
IBM Rational Team Concert


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Currently we are not aware of any vendor-supplied patches. If you feel we are in error or if you are aware of more recent information, please mail us at: vuldb@securityfocus.com.
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