The key used by IBM Security Verify Information Queue (ISIQ) to encrypt and decrypt product credentials is stored in an ISIQ configuration file. To prevent unauthorized product access, this key should be better protected. As of v10.0.0, ISIQ is now using a separate Vault service to handle all encryption and decryption requests for product credentials.
DESCRIPTION: IBM Security Verify Information Queue could disclose highly sensitive information to a local user due to inproper storage of a plaintext cryptographic key.
CVSS Base score: 7.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/196187 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N)
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
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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.
04 Feb 2021: 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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11 February 2021