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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog (with Information Server)
is affected by a Cryptographic vulnerability
30 May 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM InfoSphere Information Server
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Access Privileged Data -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2019-4220
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Security Bulletin: IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog (with Information Server) is
affected by a Cryptographic vulnerability
More support for: InfoSphere Information Server
Component: InfoSphere Governance Catalog
Software version: 220.127.116.11
Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows
Reference #: 0881197
Modified date: 29 May 2019
A Cryptographic vulnerability was addressed by IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog
(with Information Server).
DESCRIPTION: IBM InfoSphere Information Server stores a common hard coded
encryption key that could be used to decrypt sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
159229 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
The following products, running on all supported platforms, are affected:
IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog (with Information Server): version 18.104.22.168
IBM InfoSphere Information Server on Cloud: version 22.214.171.124
Product VRMF APAR Remediation/First Fix
InfoSphere Watson 126.96.36.199 PH10752 1. If you installed Information Server 188.8.131.52
Knowledge Catalog using the original suite release image
(with Information --Do not apply any Watson Knowledge Catalog
Server), Information patch before applying this fix.
Server on Cloud --See Technote to run a script that will fix
your Watson Knowledge Catalog installation.
2. If you installed Information Server 184.108.40.206
using the respin release image
upgraded an Information Server 11.7.0.x
installation to version 220.127.116.11
--No action is needed
Workarounds and Mitigations
See Technote for details.
29 May 2019: Original version published
*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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