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Security Bulletin: IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition is affected by an Apache CXF vulnerability (CVE-2017-3156)

Security Bulletin


Vulnerability has been addressed in the Apache CXF component of Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-3156
DESCRIPTION: Apache CXF could provide weaker than expected security, caused by the failure to use the OAuth2 Hawk and JOSE MAC Validation code. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using timing attacks to obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See 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

Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition 4.1.1 (Huawei MTOSI Collector install)
Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition 4.2.0 (Huawei MTOSI Collector install)



VRMFAPARRemediation/First Fix
Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition4.1.1IV99816Please call IBM service and reference APAR IV99816, to obtain a fix if needed for 4.1.1 release.
Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition4.2.0IV99816CXF 3.1.10 has been upgraded in 4.2 FixPack 3.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

15 September 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:
17 June 2018