ESB-2018.0566 - [Win][Linux] IBM Rational Publishing Engine: Access privileged data - Existing account 2018-02-27

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                               ESB-2018.0566
             Security Bulletin: Potential hard-coded password
             vulnerability affects Rational Publishing Engine
                             27 February 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM Rational Publishing Engine
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  Linux variants
                   Windows
Impact/Access:     Access Privileged Data -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-1787  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22013961

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Security Bulletin: Potential hard-coded password vulnerability affects Rational
Publishing Engine


Document information

More support for: Rational Publishing Engine

Software version: 2.1.2, 6.0.5

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Reference #: 2013961

Modified date: 26 February 2018


Summary

An undisclosed hard-coded password vulnerability affects Rational Publishing
Engine.


Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2017-1787

DESCRIPTION: IBM Publishing Engine contains an undisclosed vulnerability that
could allow a local user with administrative privileges to obtain hard coded
user credentials.

CVSS Base Score: 4.4

CVSS Temporal Score: See
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/137022 for the current
score

CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined

CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)


Affected Products and Versions

Rational Publishing Engine 2.1.2
Rational Publishing Engine 6.0.5


Remediation/Fixes

For the 2.1.2 releases, upgrade to version 2.1.2 iFix001 or later:

    Rational Publishing Engine 2.1.2 iFix001
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24044547

For the 6.0.5 releases, upgrade to version 6.0.5 iFix001 or later:

    Rational Publishing Engine 6.0.5 iFix001
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27036644

For any prior versions of the products listed above, IBM recommends upgrading to
a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.


Workarounds and Mitigations

None


Change History

26 February 2018: Initial Publication

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately
impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this
vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference
section of this Security Bulletin.
Disclaimer

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ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.

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