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Security Bulletin: IBM Cloud Pak for Data could allow a local user with special privileges to obtain highly sensitive information

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Summary

Cloud Pak for Data "shared credentials" are available to authorized users. However, because the credentials are shared, it is difficult to audit access to the connection, to identify the source of data loss, or identify the source of a security breach. You can apply a patch to disable this feature.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-38899
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Cloud Pak for Data could allow a local user with special privileges to obtain highly sensitive information.
CVSS Base score: 4.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/209575 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
CP4D2.5

Remediation/Fixes

Cloud Pak for Data patches are listed here:

https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6327429

https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6217389

You may contact IBM support if additional assistance is needed.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

n/a

Change History

17 Sep 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.

Disclaimer

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Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
17 September 2021

UID

ibm16490435