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Security Bulletin: TADDM – Security improvement: AXIS in TADDM reveal configuration information without authentication.

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Default deployment of AXIS webapp may allow access to TADDM configuration information. TADDM security improvement deployed starting from TADDM and in TADDM 7.2.2 prevents improper access.

Vulnerability Details

AXIS webapp deployed by default in deploy-tomcat/axis (from deploy-tomcat/axis.war) which allows access (w/o authentication) to TADDM configuration information.

Example axis application is Axis Happiness Page (http://<taddm-ip>:9430/axis/happyaxis.jsp and https://<taddm-ip>:9431/axis/happyaxis.jsp), that reveal TADDM configuration information.

CVSS Base Score: 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score:
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

TADDM 7.1.2 and through (later TADDM releases contain parameter that allow to disable AXIS)


Upgrade to TADDM version or
Starting with TADDM version and we have added a $COLLATION_HOME/dist/ value to disable Axis: (default is true)
This parameter change requires a restart of TADDM server.
If you are unable to upgrade, apply workaround, or please contact IBM Support.

Workarounds and Mitigations

1. Stop TADDM server:
2. Delete folders:
rm -fr $COLLATION_HOME/deploy-tomcat/axis*
rm -fr $COLLATION_HOME/external/apache-tomcat-x.x.xx/work/Catalina/localhost
in Windows OS the path is %COLLATION_HOME%\deploy-tomcat\axis* and %COLLATION_HOME%\external\apache-tomcat-x.x.xx\work\Catalina\localhost
3. Start TADDM server, this page should not be available:

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Change History

7 May 2014: Original Copy Published

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Document Information

Modified date:
17 June 2018