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Security Bulletin: IBM Security Identity Manager is affected by multiple vulnerabilities (CVE-2018-1959, CVE-2018-1962, CVE-2018-1970)

Security Bulletin


IBM Security Identity Manager VA (ISIM VA) has addressed the following vulnerabilities due to hard-coded credentials, the lack of proper session termination, and XML external entity injection.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:  CVE-2018-1959
DESCRIPTION: IBM Security Identity Manager Virtual Appliance contains hard-coded credentials, such as a password or cryptographic key, which it uses for its own inbound authentication, outbound communication to external components, or encryption of internal data.
CVSS Base Score: 5.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See
 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)
CVEID:  CVE-2018-1962
DESCRIPTION: IBM Security Identity Manager Virtual Appliance does not invalidate session tokens when the logout button is pressed. The lack of proper session termination may allow attackers with local access to login into a closed browser session.
CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See
 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)
CVEID:  CVE-2018-1970
DESCRIPTION: IBM Security Identity Manager 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 VA 7.0.1 -


Product VRMF Remediation

IBM Security Identity Manager VA

7.0.1 -


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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

22 January 2019: Original Version Published

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Internal Use Only

Advisory Number: 14087
Product Record Number: 126393
Advisory Title: PEN-TEST: Use of Hard-coded Credentials
Advisory Number: 14089
Product Record Number: 126395
Advisory Title: PEN-TEST: Session Not Invalidated After Logout
Advisory Number: 14139
Product Record Number: 126821
Advisory Title: PEN-TEST: XML External Entity (XXE)

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Document Information

Modified date:
30 January 2019