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Security Bulletin: mDNS vulnerability affects IBM Security Access Manager for Web (CVE-2015-1892)

Security Bulletin


A vulnerability in mDNS affects IBM Security Access Manager for Web.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-1892

DESCRIPTION: IBM Security Access Manager for Web could allow a remote attacker to send specially crafted UDP packets to extract information from the mDNS service.

CVSS Base Score: 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Security Access Manager for Web 7.0 (appliance-based)

IBM Security Access Manager for Web 8.0 firmware versions,,,, and


IBM has provided patches for all affected versions. Follow the installation instructions in the README files included with the patch.

Product VRMF APAR Remediation
IBM Security Access Manager for Web
(appliance-based) -
IV70913 7.0.0-ISS-WGA-FP0012
IBM Security Access Manager for Web - -
IV70911 8.0.1-ISS-WGA-FP0002

Workarounds and Mitigations


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The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Chad Seaman

Change History

March 30, 2015: original version published
April 2, 2015: Added acknowledgement
April 14, 2015: Incremented released details from to and updated acknowledgement

*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:
16 June 2018