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Security Bulletin: IBM MQ Appliance potential access to queue manager private keys (CVE-2015-1985)

Security Bulletin


There is potential for malicious users to access IBM MQ Appliance queue manager private keys without requiring knowledge of the password.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-1985
 IBM MQ Appliance M2000 could allow a malicious user with read authority to copied key repository files, to access the private keys without requiring knowledge of the password if the stash file is present.
CVSS Base Score: 1.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See 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 MQ Appliance M2000


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Workarounds and Mitigations

None known; apply fixes.

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Related information

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Change History

30 November 2015: Original version 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 MQ Appliance

Software version: 8.0

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 1971445

Modified date: 01 April 2017

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