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Security Bulletin: IBM Maximo Asset Management contains a misconfiguration that could allow an authenticated user to view backup and debug application files which could contain sensitive information (CVE-2015-4965)

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Summary

IBM Maximo Asset Management configuration allows an authenticated user to view backup and debug application files. This vulnerability could allow a local attacker to obtain sensitive information.

The vulnerability affects Maximo Asset Management, Maximo Asset Management Essentials, Maximo Industry Solutions (including Maximo for Energy Optimization, Maximo for Government, Maximo for Nuclear Power, Maximo for Transportation, Maximo for Life Sciences, Maximo for Oil and Gas, and Maximo for Utilities), SmartCloud Control Desk, Tivoli Asset Management for IT, Tivoli Service Request Manager, and Change and Configuration Management Database.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-4965
DESCRIPTION: IBM Maximo Asset Management contains a misconfiguration that could allow an authenticated user to view backup and debug application files which could contain sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/105641 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

1. Maximo Asset Management 7.6, 7.5, 7.1
2. Maximo Asset Management Essentials 7.5, 7.1
3. Maximo for Energy Optimization 7.1
4. Maximo for Government 7.5, 7.1
5. Maximo for Nuclear Power 7.5, 7.1
6. Maximo for Transportation 7.5, 7.1
7. Maximo for Life Sciences 7.6, 7.5, 7.1
8. Maximo for Oil and Gas 7.5, 7.1
9. Maximo for Utilities 7.5, 7.1
10. SmartCloud Control Desk 7.6, 7.5
11. Tivoli Asset Management for IT 7.2, 7.1
12. Tivoli Service Request Manager 7.2, 7.1
13. Change and Configuration Management Database 7.2, 7.1
14. Maximo for Aviation 7.6, 7.6.1, 7.6.2, 7.6.3

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to download the appropriate Interim Fix or Fix Pack from Fix Central (What is Fix Central?) and apply for each affected product as soon as possible. Please see below for information on the fixes available for each product, version, and release. Follow the installation instructions in the ‘readme’ documentation provided with each fix pack or interim fix.

For Maximo Asset Management, Maximo Asset Management Essentials and Maximo Industry Solutions 7.6, 7.5, 7.1:

VRMFix Pack or Interim FixDownload
7.6.0Maximo 7.6.0.1 Interim Fix:
7.6.0.1-TIV-MBS-IFIX002 or latest Interim Fix available
FixCentral
7.5.0Maximo 7.5.0.8 Interim Fix:
7.5.0.8-TIV-MBS-IFIX004 or latest Interim Fix available
FixCentral
7.1.17.1.1.13 Interim Fix:
Latest Interim Fix available
Contact IBM Support

For SmartCloud Control Desk 7.6, 7.5:

VRMFix Pack or Interim FixDownload
7.6.0Maximo 7.6.0.1 Interim Fix:
7.6.0.1-TIV-MBS-IFIX002 or latest Interim Fix available
FixCentral
7.5.1Maximo 7.5.0.8 Interim Fix:
7.5.0.8-TIV-MBS-IFIX004 or latest Interim Fix available
FixCentral
7.5.0Maximo 7.5.0.8 Interim Fix:
7.5.0.8-TIV-MBS-IFIX004 or latest Interim Fix available
FixCentral

For Tivoli IT Asset Management for IT, Tivoli Service Request Manager, and Change and Configuration Management Database 7.2, 7.1:

VRMFix Pack or Interim FixDownload
7.1 - 7.27.1.1.13 Interim Fix:
Latest Interim Fix available
Contact IBM Support

Workarounds and Mitigations

As an alternative to the Fix Pack or Interim Fix install above, customers may manually apply an equivalent fix by completing the following steps:

1. Navigate to the following file location: <maximo_root>\applications\maximo\maximouiweb\webmodule\webclient\utility
2. Delete the file: merlin.jsp
3. Delete the Maximo ear files, delete browser and app server caches, rebuild the Maximo ear files, and redeploy.

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References

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Change History

18 September 2015

*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:
17 June 2018

UID

swg21966194