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Security Bulletin: IBM DataPower Gateway appliances are affected by a vulnerability in IPMI (CVE-2018-1668)

Security Bulletin


IBM DataPower Gateway Appliances has addressed the following vulnerability:

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1668
DESCRIPTION: IBM WebSphere DataPower Appliances allows "null" logins which could give read access to IPMI data to obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Products Affected Versions
IBM DataPower Gateway
IBM DataPower Gateway
IBM DataPower Gateway
IBM DataPower Gateway
IBM DataPower Gateway  2018.4.1.0-2018.4.1.1


Product VRMF APAR Remediation / First Fix
IBM DataPower Gateway IT27698   Install the fix pack
IBM DataPower Gateway IT27698 Install the fix pack
IBM DataPower Gateway IT27698 Install the fix pack
IBM DataPower Gateway  IT27698 Install the fix pack
IBM DataPower Gateway  2018.4.1.2  IT27698   Install the fix pack

Workarounds and Mitigations

Disable IPMI

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Srinivasarao Kotipalli & Jeremy Soh

Change History

12 January 2019: Initial version published
5 February 2019: Added 2018.4.1.x release

*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:
08 June 2021