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Security Bulletin: BigFix Platform versions 9.5 and 9.2 have a vulnerability fixed in patch releases

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Summary

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.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1221
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

Remediation/Fixes

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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References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Acknowledgement

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

Change History

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.

Disclaimer

According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.

Document information

More support for: 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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