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Security Bulletin: IBM Security Identity Manager is affected by a limited code injection vulnerability (CVE-2019-4038)

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IBM Security Identity Manager (ISIM) has addressed the following vulnerability that can allow attackers to compromise user accounts via limited code injection.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:  CVE-2019-4038
DESCRIPTION: IBM Security Identity Manager could allow an attacker to create unexpected control flow paths through the application, potentially bypassing security checks. Exploitation of this weakness can result in a limited form of code injection.
CVSS Base Score: 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See  for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:P/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Product  Version
IBM Security Identity Manager 6.0.0 -
IBM Security Identity Manager VA 7.0.0 -


Product VRMF Remediation

IBM Security Identity Manager 

6.0.0 -


IBM Security Identity Manager 7.0.0 -


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Change History

29 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: 14469
Product Record Number: 128268, 128269
Advisory Title: PEN-TEST: 3RD PARTY Limited Code injection vulnerability in ISIM script engin

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Document Information

Modified date:
29 January 2019