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Security Bulletin: Security bypass vulnerability affects IBM Security SiteProtector System (CVE-2015-0172)

Security Bulletin


A security bypass vulnerability has been identified in IBM Security SiteProtector System.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-0172

IBM SiteProtector could allow an attacker to bypass security and execute certain commands on the system that could lead to potential information disclosure.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Security SiteProtector System 3.0, 3.1.0 and 3.1.1



Workarounds and Mitigations

For SiteProtector 3.0, 3.1.0 and 3.1.1:

The SiteProtector product has the capability to use client authentication (account name / password) for communication between the managed agents and the Agent Manager component. However, this is not the default mode and must be configured by the customer. For those customers who have done this, their SiteProtector installations are not vulnerable to this issue.

Customers should follow the instructions on Enabling Agent Manager client authentication in IBM technote Enabling Agent Manager Client Authentication in SiteProtector. Enabling client authentication may impact communications between SiteProtector and the agent.

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IBM Security Ethical Hacking Team: Paul Ionescu, Brennan Brazeau, John Zuccato, Jonathan Fitz-Gerald, Warren Moynihan

Change History

26 March 2015: 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:
16 June 2018