Security Bulletin: IBM Connections Security Refresh (CVE-2016-2953)
IBM Connections contains possible sensitive data leakage vulnerability, see details below for remediation information.
IBM Connections 5.0 and earlier contains possible information leakage vulnerability, see fix details and apply as detailed in the Remediation section
DESCRIPTION: IBM Connections could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information due to SSL not being used used or enforced. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain clear-text data using man in the middle techniques.
CVSS Base Score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/113724 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/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
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.
|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 for APARs LO90268, LO90295|
|IBM Connections 4.0||Upgrade to IBM Connections 4.0 CR4 , apply prereqs and then apply Interim Fix for APARs LO90268, LO90295|
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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.
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