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Security Bulletin: IBM Integration Bus and WebSphere Message Broker, upon installation, set incorrect permissions for an object on unix platforms ( CVE-2016-0394 )

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IBM Integration Bus and WebSphere Message Broker, upon installation, set incorrect permissions for an object on unix platforms, which exposes it to an unintended actor.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-0394
IBM Integration Bus and WebSphere Message broker set incorrect permissions for an object, which could allow a local attacker to manipulate certain files.
CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Integration Bus V9

WebSphere Message Broker V8



IBM Integration BusV9IT14845The APAR is available in Fix Pack

WebSphere Message BrokerV8IT14845The APAR is available in Fix Pack

For unsupported versions of the product, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.

The planned maintenance release dates for WebSphere Message Broker and IBM Integration Bus are available at :

Workarounds and Mitigations

To mitigate the problem with a current V8 or V9 fix pack installation on Unix platforms, you can run the following commands:

find <IIB install dir>/isadc -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;
find <IIB install dir>/isadc -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;
find <IIB install dir>/isadc -type f -name *.sh -print -exec chmod 755

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Change History

28-Nov-2016 - Original version Published
04-Apr-2017 - Removed v10 (distributed) from affected list, text change to explicitly mention 'on unix platforms'

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Modified date:
23 March 2020