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Security Bulletin: Security Vulnerability in IBM Maximo Asset Management (CVE-2015-1951) allows cacheable HTTPS response

Security Bulletin


A vulnerability in Maximo Asset Management could allow an attacker to obtain sensitive information which is stored in a local cache.

The vulnerability affects Maximo Asset Management, Maximo Asset Management Essentials, Maximo Industry Solutions (including Maximo for Energy Optimization, Maximo for Government, Maximo for Nuclear Power, Maximo for Transportation, Maximo for Life Sciences, Maximo for Oil and Gas, and Maximo for Utilities), SmartCloud Control Desk, Tivoli Asset Management for IT, Tivoli Service Request Manager, and Change and Configuration Management Database.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-1951

DESCRIPTION: IBM Maximo Asset Management could allow a local attacker to obtain sensitive information stored in a local cache to be retrieved.

CVSS Base Score: 2.1

CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score

CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined

CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

1. Maximo Asset Management 7.6, 7.5, 7.1
2. Maximo Asset Management Essentials 7.5, 7.1
3. Maximo for Energy Optimization 7.1
4. Maximo for Government 7.5, 7.1
5. Maximo for Nuclear Power 7.5, 7.1
6. Maximo for Transportation 7.5, 7.1
7. Maximo for Life Sciences 7.5, 7.1
8. Maximo for Oil and Gas 7.5, 7.1
9. Maximo for Utilities 7.5, 7.1
10. SmartCloud Control Desk 7.5
11. Tivoli Asset Management for IT 7.2, 7.1
12. Tivoli Service Request Manager 7.2, 7.1
13. Change and Configuration Management Database 7.2, 7.1


The recommended solution is to download the appropriate Interim Fix or Fix Pack from Fix Central (What is Fix Central?) and apply for each affected product as soon as possible. Please see below for information on the fixes available for each product, version, and release. Follow the installation instructions in the ‘readme’ documentation provided with each fix pack or interim fix.

For Maximo Asset Management, Maximo Asset Management Essentials and Maximo Industry Solutions 7.6, 7.5, 7.1:

VRMFix Pack or Interim FixDownload
7.6.0Maximo Interim Fix: or latest Interim Fix available
7.5.0Maximo Interim Fix: or latest Interim Fix available
FixCentral Interim Fix:
Latest Interim Fix available
Contact IBM Support

For SmartCloud Control Desk 7.5:
VRMFix Pack or Interim FixDownload
7.5.1Maximo Interim Fix: or latest Interim Fix available
7.5.0Maximo Interim Fix: or latest Interim Fix available

For Tivoli IT Asset Management for IT, Tivoli Service Request Manager, and Change and Configuration Management Database 7.2, 7.1:

VRMFix Pack or Interim FixDownload
7.1 - Interim Fix:
Latest Interim Fix available
Contact IBM Support

If assistance is needed in determining the appropriate Fix Pack or Interim Fix level, contact IBM Technical Support. It is recommended that you always request the latest available Fix Pack or Interim Fix.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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*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