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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   IBM InfoSphere BigInsights Vendors:   IBM
IBM InfoSphere BigInsights Big SQL Flaw Lets Remote Authenticated Users Access HDFS Data
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1032150
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-1889   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 17 2015
Impact:   Disclosure of user information, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.0,,
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM InfoSphere BigInsights. A remote authenticated user can access HDFS data on the target system.

A remote authenticated user can send a specially crafted CREATE HADOOP TABLE statement on other users' data or execute the HCAT_SYNC_OBJECTS procedure to import a Hive table definition that was defined using Hive's LOCATION clause to access HDFS data in the target cluster.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can access HDFS data on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise), Linux (SuSE)

Message History:   None.

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