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Security Bulletin: IBM Connections Security Update

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Summary

IBM Connections Security Update for multiple CVEs. There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Connections , see details below for remediation information.

Vulnerability Details

There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Connections 5.0 and earlier, see fix details and apply as detailed in the Remediation section.
CVEID: CVE-2016-2957
DESCRIPTION: IBM Connections 5.0 and earlier allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information by reading stack traces in returned responses.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/113736 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-2958
DESCRIPTION: IBM Connections 5.0 and earlier allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information by reading archaic email addresses in returned responses.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/113737 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-3004
DESCRIPTION: IBM Connections is vulnerable to cross-site request forgery, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. By persuading an authenticated user to visit a malicious Web site, a remote attacker could send a malformed HTTP request. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to perform CSRF attack and update available applications.
CVSS Base Score: 4.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/114222 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-3009
DESCRIPTION: IBM Connections is vulnerable to cross-site request forgery, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. By persuading an authenticated user to visit a malicious Web site, a remote attacker could send a malformed HTTP request. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to update Connections generic page.
CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/114233 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-3002
DESCRIPTION: IBM Connections 5.0 and earlier is vulnerable to possible information leakage via cached information on client device.
CVSS Base Score: 2.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/114220 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:P/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

The following versions of IBM Connections are impacted:

IBM Connections 5.0
IBM Connections 4.5
IBM Connections 4.0

Remediation/Fixes

Apply the appropriate fix pack or APAR to remediate these issues as per this table. Note, if possible, it is always recommended to upgrade to the most recent release of IBM Connections.

Product Version Remediation
IBM Connections 5.0 Upgrade to IBM Connections 5.0 CR4
IBM Connections 4.5 Upgrade to IBM Connections 4.5 CR5 , apply prereqs and then apply Interim Fix APAR LO90039
IBM Connections 4.0 Upgrade to IBM Connections 4.0 CR4 , apply prereqs and then apply Interim Fix APAR LO90039

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

30 September 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.

Disclaimer

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Document information

More support for: IBM Connections

Software version: 4.0, 4.5, 5.0

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1990864

Modified date: 15 November 2016