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Security Bulletin: A security vulnerability has been identified in IBM Runbook Automation (CVE-2017-1377).

Security Bulletin


Detailed technical error messages can allow an adversary to gain information about the application and database that could be used to conduct attacks.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1377
DESCRIPTION: IBM Runbook Automation reveals sensitive information in error messages that could be used in further attacks against the system.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Runbook Automation


If you run IBM Runbook Automation (RBA) in the IBM Cloud, the fix is already deployed, and you do not need to act yourself.
If you run IBM Runbook Automation Private Deployment (RBA PD), then logon to IBM Marketplace using your subscription, download the latest available RBA PD version, and follow the usual install procedure. The fix is then successfully deployed.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

8 August 2017: 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:
17 June 2018