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Security Bulletin: RMI Dispatcher port used by Security Identity Adapters is not authenticated by default

Security Bulletin


The RMI Dispatcher listening port does not require authentication by default. The Dispatcher has added credential checking to ensure only authenticated users have adapter access.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1483

IBM Security Identity Adapters do not perform an authentication check for a critical resource or functionality allowing anonymous users access to protected areas.
CVSS Base Score: 8.6
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:L/I:L/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Security Identity Manager v6.0 Adapters
Security Identity Adapters v7.x for ISIM 7.0, IGI 5.2.x, and PIM 2.x


Obtain the latest GA level of the 6.0 or 7.x RMI Dispatcher, as found on the Fix Link pages listed below:


Fix Link
ISIM v6.0 AdaptersAdapters for IBM Security Identity Manager v6.0
Security Identity v7.x Adapters for IGI, ISIM, PIMIBM Security Identity Adapters

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IBM X-Force Ethical Hacking Team: Ron Craig, Warren Moynihan, Jonathan Fitz-Gerald, John Zuccato, Rodney Ryan, Chris Shepherd, Dmitriy Beryoza

Change History

21 September 2017: First publish

*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