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Security Bulletin: Security vulnerability has been identified in BigFix Platform shipped with IBM License Metric Tool and IBM BigFix Inventory (CVE-2016-2177)

Security Bulletin


BigFix Platform is shipped with IBM License Metric Tool and IBM BigFix Inventory.
Information about a security vulnerability affecting BigFix Platform has been published in a security bulletin.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-2177
OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the incorrect use of pointer arithmetic for heap-buffer boundary checks. By leveraging unexpected malloc behavior, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to trigger an integer overflow and cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM License Metric Tool v9.x
IBM BigFix Inventory v9.x


Refer to the following security bulletin for vulnerability details and information about fixes addressed by BigFix Platform:

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog


The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Alberto Garcia Illera and Francisco Oca from

Change History

28 April 2017: 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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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Security IBM License Metric Tool 9.2

Document information

More support for: IBM BigFix Inventory

Software version: 9.2

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 2002770

Modified date: 25 May 2017

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