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Security Bulletin: IBM WebSphere MQ Telemetry Component - Potential authentication bypass vulnerability when using the JAASConfig property (CVE-2014-6116)

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM WebSphere MQ contains a vulnerability in which authentication is bypassed by MQTT clients with the "JAASConfig" configuration property set.

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2014-6116

IBM WebSphere MQ contains a vulnerability in which authentication is bypassed by MQTT clients with the "JAASConfig" configuration property set.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/96213 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

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Affected Products and Versions

IBM WebSphere MQ Telemetry Component

  • WebSphere MQ 8.0.0.1 downloaded prior to 24th September 2014 (Level: p000-001-L140910). To check your fix pack level, issue the command dspmqver and check the output of the Level option.

Remediation/Fixes

Remove fix pack WebSphere MQ 8.0.0.1 (Level: p000-001-L140910), then install the latest version of WebSphere MQ 8.0.0.1 fix pack.

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References

Complete CVSS v2 Guide
On-line Calculator v2

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

08 October 2014: Original Copy 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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Related information

A Japanese translation is available

Product Alias/Synonym

WebSphere MQ WMQ

Document information

More support for: WebSphere MQ
WMQ Telemetry

Software version: 8.0.0.1

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1686210

Modified date: 08 October 2014