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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer logs passwords in plain text
14 May 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM MQ Managed File Transfer
Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Access Privileged Data -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2017-1795
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Security Bulletin: Password disclosure via trace log vulnerability in IBM MQ
Managed File Transfer (CVE-2017-1795)
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
Trace files generated by IBM MQ Managed File Transfer commands display
passwords in plain text.
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 v126.96.36.199 through v188.8.131.52
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer v184.108.40.206 through v220.127.116.11 (LTS Release)
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer v9.0.1, v9.0.2, v9.0.3 and v9.0.4 (CD Release)
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer v8.0.0,0 through v18.104.22.168
Apply fix pack 22.214.171.124
IBM MQ Managed File Transfer v9.0.0,0 through v126.96.36.199 (LTS release)
Apply fix pack 188.8.131.52
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
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.
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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