CVSS 3.1 Score 7.4 of 10 (high)


Published Sep 28, 2023
Updated: Sep 29, 2023
CWE ID 269


CVE-2023-40375 is a local privilege escalation vulnerability affecting the integrated application server for IBM i versions 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, and 7.5. This vulnerability allows a malicious actor with command line access to the host operating system to gain root access and elevate privileges. The potential danger it poses is high, as an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to compromise the entire host operating system. To remediate this vulnerability, organizations using the affected IBM i versions should apply patches or updates provided by IBM as soon as they become available.

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