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Security Bulletin: IBM Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager (TADDM) can reveal TADDM database sensitive information (CVE-2014-6148)

Security Bulletin


IBM Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager contains a vulnerability that would allow an attacker to steal sensitive information to access TADDM database.

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2014-6148
DESCRIPTION: An attacker can use a specially-crafted URL to steal sensitive TADDM database information from TADDM, by downloading the "rptdesign" file without prior TADDM authentication.

CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions



For each affected TADDM release (7.2.2), there are eFixes prepared on top of latest FixPack:

How to acquire fix
Details of the eFix are in etc/<efix_name>_readme.txt

Additionally, to prevent stealing of sensitive information from TADDM there is a need to disable BIRT-Report Viewer application. For further details see Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in BIRT-viewer embedded in IBM Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager (

Workarounds and Mitigations

To disable BIRT-Report Viewer application in TADDM, use the workaround from Security Bulletin: TADDM – Security improvement: BIRT-Report Viewer application vulnerable to directory traversal attack ().

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The vulnerability was discovered by Lukasz Plonka and reported to IBM by ING Services Polska.

Change History

29 October 2014: 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.


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Document Information

Modified date:
17 June 2018