IBM MQ Java/JMS application can incorrectly flow password in plain text when PASSWORDPROTECTION=ALWAYS is set in mqclient.ini
DESCRIPTION: IBM MQ Java/JMS application can incorrectly transmit user credentials in plain text.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/126245 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM MQ V8
IBM MQ 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206 maintenance levels
IBM MQ V9
IBM MQ 220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168 maintenance levels
IBM MQ V9 CD
IBM MQ V9.0.1 and V9.0.2
IBM MQ V9 CD
Workarounds and Mitigations
Get Notified about Future Security Bulletins
14 November 2017: Added v9 CD fix details
16 October 2017: Added v8 and v9 LTS fix details
29 June 2017: Initial Version
*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
Advisory ID 8586
Product Record ID 95774
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19 November 2019