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Security Bulletin: HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) headers are missing from IBM BigFix Remote Control (CVE-2016-2952)

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Summary

IBM BigFix Remote Control could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by the missing HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) state information. IBM BigFix Remote Control has remediated this vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-2952
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Tivoli Remote Control could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by the missing HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) state information.
CVSS Base Score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/113723 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

IBM BigFix Remote Control 9.1.2

Remediation/Fixes

Product
VRMF
APAR
Remediation/First Fix
IBM BigFix Remote Control
9.1.2
Upgrade to IBM BigFix Remote Control 9.1.3.

Use the IBM BigFix console to upgrade your components.

To create a new server configuration task, use the IBM BigFix Remote Control Server Installer Wizard. Run the task to upgrade to 9.1.3

To upgrade the remaining components to 9.1.3, apply the update fixlet that is applicable to your operating system.

IBM BigFix Remote Control 9.1.3 will be released 7th October 2016 via Fixlet and 14th October 2016 via Passport Advantage.


For Tivoli Remote Control and Tivoli Endpoint Manager for Remote Control, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

Related information

Change History

7th October 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 BigFix family

Software version: Version Independent

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1991871

Modified date: 08 October 2016


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