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Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in Apache ActiveMQ affect IBM Operations Analytics Predictive Insights (CVE-2020-11998, CVE-2020-13920)

Security Bulletin


Apache ActiveMQ is used by IBM Operations Analytics Predictive Insights. IBM Operations Analytics Predictive Insights has addressed the applicable CVEs.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-13920
DESCRIPTION:   Apache ActiveMQ is vulnerable to a man-in-the-middle attack, caused by improper authentication validation when connecting to the JMX RMI registry. By creating another server to proxy the original, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to launch a man-in-the-middle attack and gain access to the communication channel between endpoints to obtain user credentials or further compromise 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)

CVEID:   CVE-2020-11998
DESCRIPTION:   Apache ActiveMQ could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by improper input validation by the RMIConnectorServer function. By creating a specially-crafted MBean, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the Java application to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Operations Analytics Predictive InsightsAll


Apply 1.3.6 Interim Fix 3

Note that for versions earlier than 1.3.6, ONLY the UI component should be updated using this interim fix. Nothing else in the interim fix is relevant to this bulletin.


Workarounds and Mitigations


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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:
15 October 2020