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Security Bulletin: Password disclosure via trace log vulnerability in IBM MQ Managed File Transfer (CVE-2017-1795)

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Trace files generated by IBM MQ Managed File Transfer commands display passwords in plain text.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1795
 IBM MQ Managed File Transfer could allow a local user to obtain highly sensitive information via trace log files generated by its commands.
CVSS Base Score: 4.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM MQ Managed File Transfer v8.0.0.0 through v8.0.0.8

IBM MQ Managed File Transfer v9.0.0.0 through v9.0.0.2 (LTS Release)

IBM MQ Managed File Transfer v9.0.1, v9.0.2, v9.0.3 and v9.0.4 (CD Release)


IBM MQ Managed File Transfer v8.0.0,0 through v8.0.0.8

Apply fix pack

IBM MQ Managed File Transfer v9.0.0,0 through v9.0.0.2 (LTS release)

Apply fix pack

IBM MQ Managed File Transfer v9.0.1 CD, v9.0.2 CD, v9.0.3 CD and v9.0.4 CD

Apply IBM MQ Managed File Transfer v9.0.5 CD release

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

15th May 2018 - Initial version

*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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Document information

More support for: WebSphere MQ
WMQ File Transfer Edition

Software version: 7.5, 8.0, 9.0, 9.0.1, 9.0.2, 9.0.3, 9.0.4

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Software edition: Edition Independent

Reference #: 2012389

Modified date: 13 May 2018

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