IBM Cloud Private is vulnerable to a security vulnerability
DESCRIPTION: The Identity and Access Management (IAM) services do not use a secure channel, such as SSL, to exchange information only when accessed internally from within the cluster. It could be possible for an attacker with access to network traffic to sniff packets from the connection and uncover data.
CVSS Base Score: 4.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/150903 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM Cloud Private 3.1.0
For IBM Cloud Private 3.1.0 release, upgrade to version 3.1.1
- You can obtain IBM Cloud Private 3.1.1 from
Workarounds and Mitigations
IPsec may by enabled in IBM Cloud Private to secure communications between cluster nodes. Refer to the IBM Knowledge Center topic - Encrypting cluster data network traffic with IPsec
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16 November 2018 - original document 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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19 November 2018