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Security Bulletin: IBM Security Guardium is affected by an Information exposure in HTML comments vulnerability

Security Bulletin


IBM Security Guardium has addressed the following vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4186
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Security Guardium could disclose sensitive information on the login page that could aid in further attacks against the system.
CVSS Base score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: 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 Guardium10.5
IBM Security Guardium10.6
IBM Security Guardium11.0
IBM Security Guardium11.1

Workarounds and Mitigations


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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

23 June 2020: Initial Publication
27 July 2020: Second Publication
03 Sep 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


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Document Information

Modified date:
02 September 2020