User credentials can be changed without authorization with a POST request in IBM Netezza Performance Portal 2.0 (CVE-2013-6731)
An authenticated IBM Netezza Performance Portal user without privileges to manage another user's account can change the password of other users.
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 https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/89393 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, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199
Install IBM Netezza Performance Portal 188.8.131.52 or later which is available on Fix Central from here.
Workarounds and Mitigations
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ReferencesComplete CVSS v2 Guide
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Related informationIBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
19-Feb-2014 Original version.
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