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Security Bulletin: IBM MQ Appliance is affected by an unauthorized access vulnerability (CVE-2018-1668)

Security Bulletin


IBM MQ Appliance has addressed the following unauthorized access 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

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

Only affects the IBM MQ Appliance when the IPMI interface is enabled.

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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 Product Record 119336
PSIRT Product Advisory 12288

Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
21 February 2019