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Security Bulletin: IBM WebSphere MQ Improper access control for some display commands in local runmqsc (CVE-2016-0259)

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Summary

Various display commands via local runmqsc return data for non-privileged users where they lack appropriate +dsp authority.

The problem does not affect remotely connected runmqsc.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-0259
DESCRIPTION: IBM WebSphere MQ could allow a local user with authority to connect to the local queue manager to obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 2.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/110601 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM WebSphere MQ 8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.4 maintenance levels

Remediation/Fixes

Apply IBM WebSphere MQ 8.0.0.5 Fixpack or later maintenance

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

2 June 2016: 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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Related information

A Japanese translation is available

Document information

More support for: WebSphere MQ
Security

Software version: 8.0, 8.0.0.1, 8.0.0.2, 8.0.0.3, 8.0.0.4

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1984561

Modified date: 02 June 2016