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Security Bulletin: IBM MQ Appliance is affected by a cross-site request forgery vulnerability (CVE-2018-1661)

Security Bulletin


IBM MQ Appliance has addressed the following cross-site request forgery vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1661
DESCRIPTION: IBM WebSphere DataPower Appliances is vulnerable to cross-site request forgery which could allow an attacker to execute malicious and unauthorized actions transmitted from a user that the website trusts.
CVSS Base Score: 6.5
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:U/C:N/I:H/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM MQ Appliance 8.0
Maintenance levels between and

IBM MQ Appliance 9.1 Long Term Support (LTS) Release
Maintenance levels between and

IBM MQ Appliance 9.1.x Continuous Delivery (CD) Release
Continuous delivery update 9.1.1


IBM MQ Appliance 8.0
Apply  iFix IT27359 , or later.

IBM MQ Appliance 9.1 Long Term Support (LTS) Release
Apply  iFix IT27359 , or later.

IBM MQ Appliance 9.1.x Continuous Delivery (CD) Release
Apply  iFix IT27359 , or later.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

21 Feb 2019 : Original version 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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Internal Use Only

PSIRT advisory 12286
PSIRT product record 119344

See also DataPower PR:116495

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Document Information

Modified date:
21 February 2019