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Security Bulletin: A security bypass vulnerability in Apache Solr (lucene) affects IBM InfoSphere Information Server

Security Bulletin


Summary

A security bypass vulnerability in Apache Solr (lucene) used by IBM InfoSphere Information Server was addressed.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-13957
DESCRIPTION:   Apache Solr could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by improper access control by the Configsets API. By using a combination of UPLOAD/CREATE actions, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass the checking mechanism for features considered as dangerous.
CVSS Base score: 9.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/189644 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s) Version(s)
InfoSphere Information Server, Information Server on Cloud 11.7
InfoSphere Information Server, Information Server on Cloud 11.5

Remediation/Fixes

Product VRMF APAR Remediation/First Fix
InfoSphere Information Server, Information Server on Cloud 11.7 None
 
If you have a Microservices tier:
    --Apply InfoSphere Information Server version 11.7.1.1
    or for Red Hat 8 installations
    --Apply InfoSphere Information Server version 11.7.1.2

Otherwise, follow the steps in the "Solr cloud (admin UI authentication)" section of Technote.
 
InfoSphere Information Analyzer, InfoSphere  Data Quality Exception Console, Information Server on Cloud 11.5 None
 
--Follow the steps in the "Solr cloud (admin UI authentication)" section of Technote.

Workarounds and Mitigations

If you don't have a Microservices tier, follow the steps in the "Solr cloud (admin UI authentication)" section of Technote.

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References

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Change History

02 Dec 2020: Initial Publication

*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 Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
02 December 2020

UID

ibm16377310