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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in IBM InfoSphere Information Server installer could expose sensitive information (CVE-2015-1901)

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM InfoSphere Information Server could allow a local user under special circumstances to execute commands during installation processes that could expose sensitive information.

Vulnerability Details

CVE-ID: CVE-2015-1901
DESCRIPTION: IBM InfoSphere Information Server could allow a local user under special circumstances to execute commands during installation processes that could expose sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 1.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/101638 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

The following product, running on all supported platforms, are affected:
IBM InfoSphere Information Server: versions 8.5, 8.7, 9.1 and 11.3

Remediation/Fixes

Product

VRMFAPARRemediation/First Fix
InfoSphere Information Server11.3JR52549--Use the IBM InfoSphere Information Server version 11.3.1.2 for new installations
--Update to the latest Updater for 11.3 before applying any patch
InfoSphere Information Server9.1JR52549--Before any new 9.1 install, or an Append Install to an existing 9.1 installation, download the 9.1.2.0 is-suite and apply Installer Patch against is-suite before running the install.
--Before applying any patch to an existing 9.1 installation, update to the latest Unified Update installer
InfoSphere Information Server8.7JR52549--Before any new 8.7 install, or an Append Install to an existing 8.7 installation, download the 8.7.0.2 is-suite and apply Installer Patch against is-suite before running the install
--Before applying any patch to an existing 8.7 installation, update to the latest Unified Update installer
InfoSphere Information Server8.5JR52549--Before any new 8.5 install, or an Append Install to an existing 8.5 installation, apply Installer Patch against the 8.5.0.0 is-suite before running the install
--Before applying any patch to an existing 8.5 installation, update to the latest Updater for 8.5


Note: The same fix may be listed under multiple vulnerabilities. Installing the fix addresses all vulnerabilities to which the fix applies. Also, some fixes require installing both a fix pack and a subsequent patch. While the fix pack must be installed first, any additional patches required may be installed in any order.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

08 June 2015: Original Version Published
09 July 2015: Updated to include fix for 9.1, 8.7 and 8.5

*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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Internal Use Only

PSIRT 52247

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Document Information

Modified date:
16 June 2018

UID

swg21701436