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Security Bulletin: IBM InfoSphere Information Server is vulnerable to retrieval of access credentials by highly privileged users

Security Bulletin


IBM InfoSphere Information Server is vulnerable to retrieval of access credentials by highly privileged users.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1495
IBM InfoSphere Information Server could allow a privileged user to cause a memory dump that could contain highly sensitive information including access credentials.
CVSS Base Score: 4.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

The following products, running on all supported platforms, are affected:
IBM InfoSphere Information Server: versions 9.1, 11.3, 11.5, and 11.7
IBM InfoSphere Information Server on Cloud: version 11.5



Workarounds and Mitigations

Mitigation Step:

• Utilize strict access control and secured networks to restrict unauthorized users from gaining access to administrative privileges
• Use Administrator Groups to limit access to root/admin
• Enable secure communication (i.e. Kerberos) with source or target applications when available

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This vulnerability was reported to IBM by Goh Zhi Hao, Mohammad Shah Bin Mohammad Esa, Samandeep Singh (Office Singapore) of SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab.

Change History

30 July 2017: Original version published
31 July 2017: republished with no changes
23 April 2018: Added release 11.7

*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:
16 June 2018