CVSS 3.1 Score 7.8 of 10 (high)


Published Oct 16, 2023
Updated: Oct 19, 2023
CWE ID 269


CVE-2023-40377 is a local privilege escalation vulnerability found in Backup, Recovery, and Media Services (BRMS) for IBM i 7.2, 7.3, and 7.4. This vulnerability allows a malicious actor with command line access to the host operating system to elevate privileges and gain component access to the host operating system. The risk score for this vulnerability is 25, indicating a high severity level. The base score is 7.8 with high impacts on integrity and confidentiality. The exploitability score is 1.8, making it relatively easy to exploit. To remediate this vulnerability, organizations using affected versions of BRMS should implement the necessary updates or patches provided by IBM as soon as possible to prevent unauthorized access and potential harm to their systems and data.


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