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Security Bulletin: Invalid input vulnerability in InfoSphere BigInsights (CVE-2013-3993)

Security Bulletin


Certain APIs within BigInsights can take invalid input that might allow attackers unauthorized access to read, write, modify, or delete data.

Vulnerability Details


Certain BigInsights APIs accept input parameters without parameter validation. These parameters can be manipulated to point to directories and files that the user does not have the right to access or that might contain malicious data/code.

CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM InfoSphere BigInsights version 1.1 through 3.0


For version 2.1 and Upgrade to version InfoSphere BigInsights

For version 3.0: Upgrade to version InfoSphere BigInsights

For versions 1.1 through 2.0: Contact customer support.

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Change History

* 26 Sept 2014: Added details about the fix for BigInsights 3.0.
* 03 July 2014: Original Copy 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:
18 July 2020