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Security Bulletin: IBM Security Identity Manager is affected by multiple vulnerabilities (CVE-2018-1956, CVE-2018-1969, CVE-2018-1967, CVE-2018-2019)

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IBM Security Identity Manager (ISIM) has addressed the following vulnerabilities that can allow attackers to compromise user accounts via weak passwords, uploading or transferring dangerous files types, cross-site scripting, or information disclosure and denial of service attacks.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:  CVE-2018-1956
DESCRIPTION: IBM Security Identity Manager does not require that users should have strong passwords by default, which makes it easier for attackers to compromise user accounts.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See  for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)
CVEID:  CVE-2018-1969
DESCRIPTION: IBM Security Identity Manager allows the attacker to upload or transfer files of dangerous types that can be automatically processed within the product's environment.
CVSS Base Score: 9
CVSS Temporal Score: See  for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)
CVEID:  CVE-2018-1967
DESCRIPTION: IBM Security Identity Manager is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. This vulnerability allows users to embed arbitrary JavaScript code in the Web UI thus altering the intended functionality potentially leading to credentials disclosure within a trusted session.
CVSS Base Score: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See
 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)
CVEID:  CVE-2018-2019
DESCRIPTION: IBM Security Identity Manager Virtual Appliance is vulnerable to a XML External Entity Injection (XXE) attack when processing XML data. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to expose sensitive information or consume memory resources.
CVSS Base Score: 7.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See  for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

Product  Version
IBM Security Identity Manager 6.0.0 -


Product VRMF Remediation

IBM Security Identity Manager 

6.0.0 -


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IBM X-Force Ethical Hacking Team: Warren Moynihan, Jonathan Fitz-Gerald, John Zuccato, Rodney Ryan, Chris Shepherd, Dmitriy Beryoza

Change History

10 January 2019: 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 Number: 14072
Product Record Number: 126323
Advisory Title: PEN-TEST: Weak password policy
Advisory Number: 14118
Product Record Number: 126471
Advisory Title: PEN-TEST: Unrestricted Upload of File with Dangerous Type
Advisory Number: 14113
Product Record Number: 126427
Advisory Title: PEN-TEST: Cross-Site Scripting
Advisory Number: 14601
Product Record Number: 128481
Advisory Title: PEN-TEST: XML External Entity (XXE)

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Document Information

Modified date:
15 January 2019