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Security Bulletin: Information disclosure vulnerability affects IBM Business Automation Workflow and IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) - CVE-CVE-2021-39046

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM Business Process Manager and IBM Business Automation Workflow are vulnerable to an information disclosure attack.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-39046
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Business Automation Workflow stores user credentials in plain clear text which can be read by a lprivileged user.
CVSS Base score: 4.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/214346 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

 

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Business Automation WorkflowV21.0
V20.0
V19.0
V18.0
IBM Business Process ManagerV8.6
V8.5

 

For earlier and unsupported versions of the products, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version of the product.


Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply the Interim Fix (iFix) or Cumulative Fix (CF) containing APAR JR64280 as soon as practical:

For IBM Business Automation Workflow V18.0, V19.0, V20.0, and V21.0
· Upgrade to minimal cumulative fix levels as required by iFix and then apply iFix JR64280
--OR--
· Apply cumulative fix Business Automation Workflow V21.0.3 or later

For IBM Business Process Manager V8.6
· Upgrade to minimal cumulative fix levels as required by iFix and then apply iFix JR64280
--OR--
· Upgrade to Business Automation Workflow V21.0.3 or later

For IBM BPM V8.5
· Upgrade to IBM BPM V8.5.7, apply Cumulative Fix 2017.06 and then apply iFix JR64280
--OR--
· Upgrade to Business Automation Workflow V21.0.3 or later

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

17 Mar 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.

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Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
17 March 2022

UID

ibm16564387