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User credentials can be changed without authorization with a POST request in IBM Netezza Performance Portal 2.0 (CVE-2013-6731)

Security Bulletin


An authenticated IBM Netezza Performance Portal user without privileges to manage another user's account can change the password of other users.

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2013-6731

DESCRIPTION: User credentials can be changed without authorization with a HTTP POST request in IBM Netezza Performance Portal 2.0.

CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Netezza Performance Portal 2.0,,


Install IBM Netezza Performance Portal or later which is available on Fix Central from here.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

19-Feb-2014 Original version.

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Document Information

Modified date:
17 October 2019