Security Bulletin: BigFix Platform versions 9.5 and 9.2 have a vulnerability fixed in patch releases
IBM BigFix Platform did not require that users should have strong passwords by default. This has been addressed in BigFix 9.5.5 and 9.2.10 releases.
DESCRIPTION: IBM BigFix Platform does not require that users should have strong passwords by default, which makes it easier for attackers to compromise user accounts.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/123861 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM BigFix 9.5.4 and prior
IBM BigFix 9.2.9 and prior
|BigFix Platform 9.2 To remediate this vulnerability please apply the upgrade-patch 9.2.10 by looking for the associated upgrade-patch fixlet in the Console, launching and applying it.|
|BigFix Platform 9.5 To remediate this vulnerability please apply the upgrade-patch 9.5.5 by looking for the associated upgrade-patch fixlet in the Console, launching and applying it.
For existing applications, consult the BigFix documentation for information on manually making the setting requiring strong passwords.
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ReferencesComplete CVSS v3 Guide
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Related informationIBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
This vulnerability was discovered by IBM X-Force Ethical Hacking Team: Ron Craig, Warren Moynihan, Jonathan Fitz-Gerald, John Zuccato, Rodney Ryan, Chris Shepherd, Dmitriy Beryoza
Initial version: July 15, 2017
*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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IBM BigFix Platform
Software version: 9.2, 9.5
Operating system(s): Platform Independent
Software edition: Edition Independent
Reference #: 2010177
Modified date: 31 October 2017
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