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Security Bulletin: IBM Tivoli Monitoring Soap Server (CVE-2016-6083)

Security Bulletin


The default configuration for IBM Tivoli Monitoring soap interface allows unathenticated users access to soap requests.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-6083
 IBM Tivoli Monitoring could disclose could allow an unauthenticated user to access SOAP queries that could contain sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Tivoli Monitoring SOAP (KSH component) versions 6.2.2 through 6.2.2 Fix Pack 9, 6.2.3 through 6.2.3 Fix Pack 5 and 6.3.0 through 6.3.0 Fix Pack 7


The patches below update the configuration for the SOAP (ksh component) which is installed along with the TEMS component.

FixVRMFHow to acquire fix
Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Server on zOS6.2.2 - 6.3.0The following levelset PTF represent the equivalent maintenance level for the corresponding z/OS component which can be ordered via ShopzSeries:

UA91952 - PARMGEN 2Q17 IF PTF(APAR OA51755)

Workarounds and Mitigations

The SOAP server interface can be secured using existing product configuration settings as documented at the links below (Note: the documentation applies to all affected releases):

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Important Note

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Change History

23 March 2017 Draft bulletin created
3 Apri 2017 Minor updates
22 June 2017. Added PTF APAR

*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