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Security Bulletin: IBM Content Navigator discloses operating system information in logon response.

Security Bulletin


IBM Content Navigator includes information about the host operating system in the response after the user successfully authenticates.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2019-4679
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Content Navigator could allow an authenticated user to gain information about the hosting operating system and version that could be used in further attacks against the system.
CVSS Base score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Content Navigator3.0CD


Product VMRF Remediation / First Fix 
IBM Content Navigator  3.0 Continuous Delivery3.0.5 iFix 8 and above, 3.0.6 iFix 4 and above, 3.0.7

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

23 Jan 2020: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
24 January 2020