When the IBM Verify Gateway (IVG) components are run with debug tracing, client secrets such as the username, password, and client-id are included in the debug log. As of v1.0.1 of IVG for RADIUS and IVG for AIX PAM, and v1.0.2 of IVG for Linux PAM and IVG for Windows Login, these client secrets are suppressed when debug tracing is active.
DESCRIPTION: IBM Verify Gateway (IVG) stores user credentials in plain in clear text which can be read by a local user.
CVSS Base score: 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/179009 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
|IBM Verify Gateway (IVG)||RADIUS 1.0.0|
|IBM Verify Gateway (IVG)||PAM 1.0.0, 1.0.1|
|IBM Verify Gateway (IVG)||WinLogin 1.0.0, 1.0.1|
Log in to IBM X-Force Exchange / App Exchange and download and install the latest IBM Security Verify Gateway (renamed from IBM Verify Gateway) components. Specifically:
- IBM Security Verify Gateway for AIX PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) v1.0.1 at https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/hub/extension/e506cf66c5f51340cef3e1b40e8b4840
- IBM Security Verify Gateway for Linux PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) v1.0.2 at https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/hub/extension/80eca9a1094b416db69dfff40eb10c5a
- IBM Security Verify Gateway for RADIUS v1.0.1 at https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/hub/extension/d39efc0e03582d3eed3263d7e7022058
- IBM Security Verify Gateway for Windows Login v1.0.2 at https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/hub/extension/103b558c1aa73755641fe45493db3301
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Jonathan Fitz-Gerald, John Zuccato, Rodney Ryan, Chris Shepherd, Nathan Roane, Kamil Sarbinowski, Vince Dragnea, Troy Fisher and Elaheh Samani from IBM X-Force Ethical Hacking Team
14 Jul 2020: Initial Publication
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09 March 2021