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Security Bulletin: IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager stores unencrypted password (CVE-2016-6092)

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IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager has identified a vulnerability where a password is stored in clear text. This vulnerability can enable attackers to obtain unauthorized access to other integrated systems. IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager has addressed this vulnerability with the following CVE-2016-6092.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-6092
IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager stores user credentials in plain in clear text which can be read by a local user.
CVSS Base Score: 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager: v2.5 -

IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager v2.6 -

IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager v2.0.1-



VRMFRemediation/First Fix
IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager2.6-
IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager2.5 -
IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager2.0.1 -

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

31st Jan 2017 - 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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Document Information

Modified date:
16 June 2018