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Security Bulletin: IBM API Connect V5 - Admin Users Can Elevate Own Permissions (CVE-2018-1973)

Security Bulletin


IBM API Connect has addressed the following vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1973
DESCRIPTION: API Connect V5 allows a user with limited 'API Administrator' level access to give themselves full 'Administrator' level access through the members functionality.
CVSS Base Score: 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected IBM API Management Affected Versions
IBM API Connect


Product VRMF APAR Remediation / First Fix
IBM API Connect V5.0.8.0 - LI80485

Addressed in IBM API Connect V5.0.8.5 fixpack.

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Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

December 18, 2018: Original bulletin 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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Document Information

Modified date:
18 December 2018