Synchronization between the user registry and the IBM BPM database lead to invalid memberships in case there is an internal group in the IBM BPM database and a group in the user registry with the same name.
DESCRIPTION: IBM Business Process Manager is vulnerable to privilege escalation by not properly distinguishing internal group memberships from user registry group memberships. By manipulating LDAP group membership an attack might gain privileged access.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/130807 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)
Affected Products and Versions
- IBM Business Process Manager V184.108.40.206 through V220.127.116.11
- IBM Business Process Manager V18.104.22.168 through V22.214.171.124
- IBM Business Process Manager V126.96.36.199 through V188.8.131.52
- IBM Business Process Manager V184.108.40.206
- IBM Business Process Manager V220.127.116.11 through V18.104.22.168 CF2
- IBM Business Process Manager V22.214.171.124 through V126.96.36.199 Cumulative Fix 2017.06
The recommended solution is to apply the Interim Fix (iFix) or CF containing APAR JR58241 as soon as practical:
- IBM Business Process Manager Advanced
- IBM Business Process Manager Standard
- IBM Business Process Manager Express
As IBM Business Process Manager V7.5 is out of general support, customers with a support extension contract can contact IBM support to request the fix.
For IBM BPM V188.8.131.52 through V184.108.40.206
- Upgrade to minimal Refresh Pack 1, install Fix Pack 3 as required by iFix and then apply iFix JR58241
For IBM BPM V220.127.116.11 through V18.104.22.168
For IBM BPM V22.214.171.124
- Apply iFixes JR58241
For IBM BPM V126.96.36.199 through V188.8.131.52 CF2
For IBM BPM V184.108.40.206 through V220.127.116.11 CF 2017.06
Workarounds and Mitigations
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15 June 2018