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Security Bulletin: IBM Security Information Queue does not set the HttpOnly flag in session cookies (CVE-2020-4289)

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM Security Information Queue (ISIQ) does not sufficiently protect session cookies by setting the HttpOnly flag. Consequently, a client-side script could obtain sensitive information from an ISIQ cookie. As of v1.0.6, ISIQ sets the HttpOnly flag.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4289
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Security Information Queue (ISIQ) could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by the failure to set the HTTPOnly flag. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information from the cookie.
CVSS Base score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/176332 for the current score.
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

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Security Information Queue (ISIQ)1.0.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.0.3, 1.0.4, 1.0.5

Remediation/Fixes

Download and install the latest IBM Security Information Queue images (tagged at 1.0.6 or greater) from the Docker Hub repository. The instructions for accessing and deploying the images can be found on the ISIQ starter kit page: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/ibm-security-information-queue-starter-kit

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

Jonathan Fitz-Gerald, John Zuccato, Rodney Ryan, Chris Shepherd, Nathan Roane, Kamil Sarbinowski, Vince Dragnea and Troy Fisher from IBM X-Force Ethical Hacking Team.

Change History

06 Apr 2020: Initial Publication

*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 Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
07 April 2020

UID

ibm16172593