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Security Bulletin: IBM DataPower Gateway can expose remote credentials to local users (CVE-2020-4528)

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Passwords provided as part of a URL for an administrative COPY command may appear in the administrative log. If the password is not provided in the URL, it will be prompted for, and will not appear in the log.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4528
DESCRIPTION:   IBM MQ Appliance could allow a local user, under special conditions, to obtain highly sensitive information from log files.
CVSS Base score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM DataPower Gateway10.0.0.0
IBM DataPower Gateway2018.4.1.0-2018.4.1.12


Affected Product(s)Fixed in versionAPAR
IBM DataPower Gateway10.
IBM DataPower Gateway2018.4.1.13IT33365

Workarounds and Mitigations

Do not include a password in the URL.  Instead, allow the appliance to prompt for a password.

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Change History

15 Sep 2020: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
08 June 2021