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Security Bulletin: IBM Security Guardium Data Encryption has vulnerability ( CVE-2021-39020)

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Summary

IBM Guardium Data Encryption (GDE) stores sensitive information in URL parameters. Please apply the latest version for the fixes.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-39020
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Guardium Data Encryption (GDE) stores sensitive information in URL parameters. This may lead to information disclosure if unauthorized parties have access to the URLs via server logs, referrer header or browser history.
CVSS Base score: 2
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/213855 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:H/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Product Name Component NameAffected Version 
IBM Guardium Data Encryption (GDE)Vormetric Data Security Manager (DSM)GDE Server 4.0.0.7 and lower

Remediation/Fixes

Please apply the fix from below links, to obtain  the fixes.
Note: In order to get the fix, customer needs to login to Thales portal.

 

Component NameFixed in version  Patch/Upgrade link
Vormetric Data Security ManagerGDE Server 4.0.0.7 ( DSM 6.4.7)https://supportportal.thalesgroup.com/csm?id=kb_article_view&sys_kb_id=4f1986971b0e4510b840c84b1d4bcbc4&sysparm_article=KB0025645

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

John Zuccato, Rodney Ryan, Chris Shepherd, Nathan Roane, Vince Dragnea, Troy Fisher, Gabor Minyo, Geoffrey Owden, and Ben Goodspeed from the IBM X-Force Ethical Hacking Team.

Change History

28 Apr 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:
04 May 2022

UID

ibm16579773