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Security Bulletin: IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile vulnerability affects IBM Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager (TADDM) (CVE-2015-1885)

Security Bulletin


WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile that is embedded in TADDM could allow a remote attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system when OAuth grant type of password is used.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-1885
WebSphere Application Server Full Profile and Liberty Profile could allow a remote attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system caused when OAuth grant type of password is used.
CVSS Base Score: 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Affected Products and Versions



The solution is to upgrade WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile to

There is an eFix prepared on top of TADDM 7.3.0 FixPack 1.

FixVRMFAPARHow to acquire fix
efix_wlp8555_FP120150320.zip7.3.0.1NoneDownload eFix
Please get familiar with eFix readme in etc/<efix_name>_readme.txt
Note that the eFix requires manual deletion of the external/wlp directory.

If you need an eFix for TADDM with already applied other eFixes, please contact IBM Support. Open a PMR for a custom version of this eFix. Include your current eFix level, TADDM version, and a link to this bulletin.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

17 August 2015: Original version published

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Document Information

Modified date:
17 June 2018