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Security Bulletin: IBM Tivoli Monitoring is affected by a vulnerability in its internal web server

Security Bulletin


A vulnerability exists in the internal web server provided by IBM Tivoli Monitoring basic services. IBM has addressed this vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1789
 IBM Tivoli Monitoring could allow an unauthenticated user to remotely execute code through unspecified methods.
CVSS Base Score: 9.8
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:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Tivoli Monitoring version 6.2.3 through 6.2.3 Fix Pack 5

IBM Tivoli Monitoring version 6.3.0 through 6.3.0 Fix Pack 7


The recommended solution is to apply the fix for the version of IBM Tivoli Monitoring as listed below:


VRMFAPARHow to acquire fix

Workarounds and Mitigations

The internal HTTP server can be disabled for Agent only systems. For TEMS/TEPS you need to apply the appropriate patch above.

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Important Note

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Change History

02/27/2018 Draft bulletin created

*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