There is a potential information disclosure vulnerability in Identity Insight when using web services. The information disclosure is due to an XML external entity (XXE) vulnerability.
DESCRIPTION: IBM InfoSphere Global Name Management is vulnerable to an 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 https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/162890 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
- Create the file <Identity Insight install root>/java/jre/lib directory/jaxp.properties . Typically there is already a file named jaxp.properties.sample in that directory, with all of its contents commented out. Copy that file to a file named jaxp.properties, or create an empty file with that name. Then append the following lines to the end of the file:
- Download and install InfoSphere Identity Insight 220.127.116.11 iFix005 or greater from IBM Fix Central.
Get Notified about Future Security Bulletins
The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Jose Castro Almeida.
09 August 2019: original document published
14 August 2019: Updated acknowledgement
*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.
According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES ""AS IS"" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
14 August 2019