ESB-2019.0420 - [Win][UNIX/Linux] BigFix Platform: Access confidential data - Existing account 2019-02-11

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                               ESB-2019.0420
       BigFix Platform 9.5.x affected by vulnerability CVE-2017-1231
                             11 February 2019

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           BigFix Platform
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
                   Windows
Impact/Access:     Access Confidential Data -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-1231  

Reference:         ESB-2017.2949
                   ESB-2017.2948
                   ESB-2017.2938

Original Bulletin: 
   https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10724511

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BigFix Platform 9.5.x affected by vulnerability CVE-2017-1231

Product:             IBM BigFix Platform

Software version:    9.5

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #:         0724511

Security Bulletin


Summary

The BigFix Platform Version 9.5 exhibits a problem in the area of secure
credential storage. This vulnerability has been addressed in patch release
9.5.10.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1231
DESCRIPTION: IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager stores user credentials in plain in
clear text which can be read by a local user.
CVSS Base Score: 4.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
123910 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

+----------------------------+-----------------+
|Affected IBM BigFix Platform|Affected Versions|
+----------------------------+-----------------+
|BigFix Platform             |9.5 - 9.5.9      |
+----------------------------+-----------------+

This vulnerability only affects Linux/Unix platforms and affects the
credentials related to Server, Web Reports, Relay and Client components that
were previously stored in an obfuscated format, and now are encrypted.

Remediation/Fixes

Apply the upgrade-patch 9.5.10 by looking for the associated upgrade-patch
Fixlet in the Console, then launch and apply it.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None.

Acknowledgement

IBM X-Force Ethical Hacking Team: Ron Craig, Warren Moynihan, Jonathan
Fitz-Gerald, John Zuccato, Rodney Ryan, Chris Shepherd, Dmitriy Beryoza

Change History

15 October, 2018: Clarification on scope of the vulnerability 2 October, 2018:
Original version published

Disclaimer

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ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.

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