IBM Tivoli Netcool Impact Arbitrary Command Execution Vulnerability [CVE-2019-4103]

CVE Number – CVE-2019-4103

A vulnerability in IBM Tivoli Netcool Impact could allow an authenticated, adjacent attacker to execute arbitrary commands on a targeted system.

The vulnerability is due to an unspecified software error condition. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by accessing the system and submitting malicious input to the affected software. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary commands and compromise the system completely. 

IBM has confirmed the vulnerability and released software updates.


  • At the time this alert was first published, the exploit vector was unknown; however, Cisco Systems has assigned CWE-20 (Improper Input Validation) to this vulnerability as a generalized enumeration. This designation may change if additional information becomes available.


  • Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.

    Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to access local systems.

    Administrators are advised to allow only privileged users to access administration or management systems.

    Administrators are advised to monitor critical systems.

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