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Security Bulletin: IBM MQ Appliance is affected by an unauthorised access vulnerability (CVE-2019-4621)

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM MQ Appliance has addressed the following unauthorised access vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2019-4621
DESCRIPTION:   IBM DataPower Appliance and IBM MQ Appliance have a default administrator account that is enabled if the IPMI LAN channel is enabled. A remote attacker could use this account to gain unauthorised access to the BMC.
CVSS Base score: 8.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/168883 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s) Version(s)
IBM MQ Appliance 8.0
IBM MQ Appliance 9.1 LTS
IBM MQ Appliance 9.1 CD

Remediation/Fixes

IBM MQ Appliance 8
Apply fix pack 8.0.0.14, or later.
IBM MQ Appliance version 9.1 LTS
Apply fix pack 9.1.0.4, or later.
IBM MQ Appliance version 9.1 CD
Apply continuous delivery release 9.1.4, or later.

Workarounds and Mitigations

This issue only affects the IBM MQ Appliance when the IPMI interface is enabled.

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References

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Change History

06 Jan 2020: 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.

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Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
23 January 2020

UID

ibm11125897