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Security Bulletin: Blind SQL injection vulnerability in IBM OpenPages GRC Platform API (CVE-2015-5049)

Security Bulletin


A blind SQL injection vulnerability has been found in the OpenPages GRC Platform API that could allow retrival or manipulation of information in the database.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-5049
IBM OpenPages GRC Platform is vulnerable to SQL injection. A remote attacker could send specially-crafted SQL statements, which could allow the attacker to view, add, modify or delete information in the back-end database.
CVSS Base Score: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM OpenPages GRC platform 7.1
IBM OpenPages GRC platform 7.0



Download URL
IBM OpenPages GRC Platform IF6
IBM OpenPages GRC platform IF3

Workarounds and Mitigations

Block client access to the GRC API via firewall or proxy rules. (i.e. the /grc/api/* URL)

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The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Jan Fry at Corsaire

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Document Information

Modified date:
15 June 2018