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Security Bulletin: Infosphere BigInsights is affected by a vulnerability that could allow a local attacker to obtain the value-add services passwords stored in the Ambari configuration file (CVE-2015-4928, CVE-2015-4940).

Security Bulletin


Summary

Infosphere BigInsights is affected by a vulnerability that could allow a local attacker to obtain value-add services passwords stored in the Ambari configuration file. The passwords are shown in plain text (CVE-2015-4928, CVE-2015-4940).

Vulnerability Details


CVEID: CVE-2015-4928
DESCRIPTION:
IBM BigInsights value-added services that are installed on a cluster, will display password fields in clear text in the Configs screen on the Ambari user interface. To exploit this vulnerability malicious user should be able to see the configs screen for the given service.
CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/104096 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)


CVEID: CVE-2015-4940
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Infosphere BigInsights could allow a local attacker to obtain the BigSheets password which is stored in the Ambari configuration file in plain text.
CVSS Base Score: 1.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/104513 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM InfoSphere BigInsights: 4.0

Remediation/Fixes

From Passport Advantage, download and apply IBM BigInsights 4.1. It includes Ambari 2.1 that contains the fix.

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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

30 October 2015: 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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Document information

More support for: IBM BigInsights
Install

Software version: 4.0.0

Operating system(s): Linux

Software edition: Enterprise Edition

Reference #: 1969202

Modified date: 11 March 2017