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Security Bulletin: IBM InfoSphere Governance Catalog is vulnerable to an Open Redirection vulnerability

Security Bulletin


An Open Redirection vulnerability was addressed by IBM InfoSphere Governance Catalog.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1875
DESCRIPTION: IBM InfoSphere Information Server could allow a remote attacker to conduct phishing attacks, using an open redirect attack. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web site, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to spoof the URL displayed to redirect a user to a malicious Web site that would appear to be trusted. This could allow the attacker to obtain highly sensitive information or conduct further attacks against the victim.
CVSS Base Score: 7.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:N/I:H/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

The following products, running on all supported platforms, are affected:
IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog: versions 11.3, 11.5, and 11.7
IBM InfoSphere Information Server on Cloud: version 11.5, and 11.7





Remediation/First Fix

InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog, Information Server on Cloud



--Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server version
--Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server Service Pack 1

--For IBM InfoSphere Information Server Enterprise Edition in a containerized environment, apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server

InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog, Information Server on Cloud



--Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server version
--Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server 11.5 Service Pack 5

InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog



--Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server version
--Apply Information Governance Catalog
Security patch

Contact Technical Support:

In the United States and Canada dial 1-800-IBM-SERV
View the support
contacts for other countries outside of the United States.
open a Service Request with Information Server Technical Support.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

29 November 2018: Original version published
14 January 2019: Fix for version 11.7 is available
12 April 2019: Fix for version 11.3 is available
19 April 2019: Published fix for Enterprise Edition version 11.7.1

*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


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Document Information

Modified date:
19 April 2019