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Security Bulletin: Passwords are unencrypted locally in IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere (CVE-2018-1877)

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM Robotic Process Automation could store highly sensitive information in the form of unencrypted passwords that would be available to a local user.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1877
DESCRIPTION: IBM Robotic Process Automation could store highly sensitive information in the form of unencrypted passwords that would be available to a local user.
CVSS Base Score: 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/151713 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere Affected Versions
IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere 11.0

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply the interim fix containing APAR JR60078 as soon as practical:

Product VRMF APAR Remediation / First Fix
IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere 11.0.0.1 JR60078 IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere v11.0.0.2

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

31 October 2018: Original version published

*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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Internal Use Only

Advisory ID    13540
Product Record ID    122624

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Document Information

Modified date:
30 October 2018

UID

ibm10735973