IBM Security Verify Information Queue (ISIQ) does not sufficiently protect its session cookies from malicious modification. Consequently, a denial-of-service attack could cause ISIQ logins to fail with an invalid token. As of v10.0.0, ISIQ has strengthened the safeguards of session cookies.
DESCRIPTION: IBM Security Verify Information Queue could allow a user on the network to cause a denial of service due to an invalid cookie value that could prevent future logins.
CVSS Base score: 2.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/196078 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)
Affected Products and Versions
|IBM Security Verify Information Queue||1.0.6, 1.0.7|
Download and install the latest IBM Security Verify Information Queue images (tagged at 10.0.0 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
If ISIQ logins are failing due to an invalid session token, try clearing the cookies in your browser to circumvent the problem.
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John Zuccato, Rodney Ryan, Chris Shepherd, Nathan Roane, Vince Dragnea, Troy Fisher, Elaheh Samani, and Gabor Minyo from the IBM X-Force Ethical Hacking Team.
03 Feb 2021: Initial Publication
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10 February 2021