IBM Business Proccess Manager temporarily stores files in an usually shared directory during offline installs and thus might leak sensitive information stored in the files.
DESCRIPTION: IBM Business Process Manager temporarily stores files in a temporary folder during offline installs which could be read by a local user within a short timespan.
CVSS Base Score: 2.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/126461 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
- IBM Business Process Manager V126.96.36.199 through V188.8.131.52
- IBM Business Process Manager V184.108.40.206 through V220.127.116.11
- IBM Business Process Manager V18.104.22.168 through V22.214.171.124
- IBM Business Process Manager V126.96.36.199
- IBM Business Process Manager V188.8.131.52 through V184.108.40.206 CF2
- IBM Business Process Manager V220.127.116.11 through V18.104.22.168 Cumulative Fix 2017.03
The recommended solution is to apply the Interim Fix (iFix) or CF containing APAR JR57917 as soon as practical:
- IBM Business Process Manager Advanced
- IBM Business Process Manager Standard
- IBM Business Process Manager Express
As IBM Business Process Manager V7.5 is out of general support, customers with a support extension contract can contact IBM support to request the fix.
For IBM BPM V22.214.171.124 through V126.96.36.199:
- Upgrade to minimal Refresh Pack 1, install Fix Pack 2 as required by iFix and then apply iFix JR57917
For IBM BPM V188.8.131.52 through V184.108.40.206
- Upgrade to minimal Refresh Pack 1, install Fix Pack 3 as required by iFix and then apply iFix JR57917
For IBM BPM V220.127.116.11 through V18.104.22.168
For IBM BPM V22.214.171.124
- Apply iFixes JR57917
For IBM BPM V126.96.36.199 through V188.8.131.52 CF2
For IBM BPM V184.108.40.206 through V220.127.116.11 CF 2017.03
- Install CF 2017.06
Workarounds and Mitigations
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30 September 2017: original document published
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15 June 2018