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Security Bulletin: Provision to add https and Secure Flag to bayeux_browser cookie for IBM Control Desk.

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BAYEUX_BROWSER cookie is generated from Cometd Server and it remains live with the session. In older versions of cometd server, BAYEUX_BROWSER cookie was neither true for https nor for secure. But in the current version ie. 5.0.3, there is a provision to make the cookie true for https and secure.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2022-22330
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Control Desk could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by the failure to set the HTTPOnly flag. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information from the cookie.
CVSS Base score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2022-22329
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Control Desk does not set the secure attribute on authorization tokens or session cookies. Attackers may be able to get the cookie values by sending a http:// link to a user or by planting this link in a site the user goes to. The cookie will be sent to the insecure link and the attacker can then obtain the cookie value by snooping the traffic.
CVSS Base score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Control DeskIBM Control Desk 7.6.x
IBM Control DeskIBM Control Desk 7.6.x



For IBM Control Desk

There is a provision in web.xml to make BAYEUX_BROWSER cookie true for https and secure. The path can also be updated using <init-params> in web.xml against CometDServlet entry in the deployment descriptor.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

16 Aug 2022: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
21 September 2022