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Security Bulletin: IBM Maximo Asset Management is vulnerable to weak password requirements (CVE-2021-38935)

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM Maximo Asset Management does not require that users should have strong passwords by default, which makes it easier for attackers to compromise user accounts.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-38935
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Maximo Asset Management does not require that users should have strong passwords by default, which makes it easier for attackers to compromise user accounts.
CVSS Base score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/210892 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

This vulnerability affects the following versions of the IBM Maximo Asset Management core product.  Older versions of Maximo Asset Management may be impacted. The recommended action is to update to the latest version.

Maximo Asset Management core product versions affected:

Affected Product(s) Version(s)
IBM Maximo Asset Management 7.6.1.2
IBM Maximo Asset Management 7.6.1.1

* To determine the core product version, log in and view System Information. The core product version is the "Tivoli's process automation engine" version. Please consult the Platform Matrix for a list of supported product combinations.

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to download the appropriate Interim Fix or Fix Pack from Fix Central (What is Fix Central?) and apply for each affected product as soon as possible. Please see below for information on the fixes available for each product, version, and release. Follow the installation instructions in the ‘readme’ documentation provided with each fix pack or interim fix.

For Maximo Asset Management 7.6:

VRM Fix Pack, Feature Pack, or Interim Fix Download
7.6.1.2 Maximo Asset Management 7.6.1.2 iFix:
7.6.1.2-TIV-MBS-IF017 or latest Interim Fix available
FixCentral
7.6.1.1 Maximo Asset Management 7.6.1.1 iFix:
7.6.1.1-TIV-MBS-IF019 or latest Interim Fix available
FixCentral

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

Change History

17 Feb 2022: 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:
22 March 2022

UID

ibm16557318