ESB-2018.1468 - [Win][UNIX/Linux] IBM MQ Managed File Transfer: Access privileged data - Existing account 2018-05-14

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                               ESB-2018.1468
         IBM MQ Managed File Transfer logs passwords in plain text
                                14 May 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM MQ Managed File Transfer
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
                   Windows
Impact/Access:     Access Privileged Data -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-1795  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22012389

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Security Bulletin: Password disclosure via trace log vulnerability in IBM MQ
Managed File Transfer (CVE-2017-1795)

Security Bulletin

Document information
Software version: 7.5, 8.0, 9.0, 9.0.1, 9.0.2, 9.0.3, 9.0.4
Operating system(s): Platform Independent
Software edition: Edition Independent
Reference #: 2012389
Modified date: 13 May 2018

Summary

Trace files generated by IBM MQ Managed File Transfer commands display
passwords in plain text.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1795
DESCRIPTION: IBM MQ Managed File Transfer could allow a local user to obtain
highly sensitive information via trace log files generated by its commands.
CVSS Base Score: 4.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
137042 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

IBM MQ Managed File Transfer v8.0.0.0 through v8.0.0.8

IBM MQ Managed File Transfer v9.0.0.0 through v9.0.0.2 (LTS Release)

IBM MQ Managed File Transfer v9.0.1, v9.0.2, v9.0.3 and v9.0.4 (CD Release)

Remediation/Fixes

IBM MQ Managed File Transfer v8.0.0,0 through v8.0.0.8

Apply fix pack 8.0.0.9

IBM MQ Managed File Transfer v9.0.0,0 through v9.0.0.2 (LTS release)

Apply fix pack 9.0.0.3

IBM MQ Managed File Transfer v9.0.1 CD, v9.0.2 CD, v9.0.3 CD and v9.0.4 CD

Apply IBM MQ Managed File Transfer v9.0.5 CD release

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

Change History

15th May 2018 - Initial version

*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

According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the
Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard
designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and
priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF
ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY
ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.

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