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Security Bulletin: BigFix Platform 9.5.x / 9.2.x affected by multiple vulnerabilities (CVE-2018-1600, CVE-2018-1473, CVE-2018-1479, CVE-2018-1475)

Security Bulletin


Summary

The BigFix Platform versions 9.2 and 9.5 are exhibiting vulnerabilities in the following categories:
Clear text passwords over the internet, Cross site scripting, Cross site request forgery, Improper restriction of excessive authentication attempts.
These vulnerabilities have been addressed in patch releases 9.2.14 and 9.5.9.

Vulnerability Details


CVEID: CVE-2018-1600

DESCRIPTION: IBM BigFix Platform transmits sensitive or security-critical data in clear text in a communication channel that can be sniffed by unauthorized actors.

CVSS Base Score: 8.6 
CVSS Temporal Score: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/143745 
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined 
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N 

CVEID: CVE-2018-1473 

DESCRIPTION: IBM BigFix Console component and IBM BigFix Relay Diagnostic page are vulnerable to cross-site scripting. This vulnerability allows users to embed arbitrary JavaScript code in the Web UI,with the potential to alter the intended functionality.

CVSS Base Score: 6.1 
CVSS Temporal Score: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/140691 
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined 
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N 

CVEID: CVE-2018-1479 

DESCRIPTION: IBM BigFix Relay Diagnostic page is vulnerable to cross-site request forgery which could allow an attacker to execute malicious and unauthorized actions transmitted from a user that the website trusts. 

CVSS Base Score: 4.3 
CVSS Temporal Score: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/140761 
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined 
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N 

CVEID: CVE-2018-1475 

DESCRIPTION: IBM BigFix Relay Diagnostic page is vulnerable to brute force attacks on accounts due to improper restriction of excessive authentication attempts.

CVSS Base Score: 7.5 
CVSS Temporal Score: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/140756 
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined 
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N 

Affected Products and Versions

Affected IBM BigFix Platform
Affected Versions
BigFix Platform
9.5 - 9.5.8
BigFix Platform
9.2 - 9.2.13

Remediation/Fixes

Product
VRMF
Remediation / First Fix
BigFix Platform
9.5.9
Apply the upgrade-patch 9.5.9 by looking for the associated upgrade-patch fixlet in the Console, then launch and apply it.
BigFix Platform
9.2.14
Apply the upgrade-patch 9.2.14 by looking for the associated upgrade-patch fixlet in the Console, then launch and apply it.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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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

We appreciate the efforts of the IBM X-Force Ethical Hacking Team (Warren Moynihan, Jonathan Fitz-Gerald, John Zuccato, Rodney Ryan, Chris Shepherd, Dmitriy Beryoza) in discovering these issues.

Change History

24 May, 2018: Corrected first CVE description, score and links
24 April, 2018: Minor revision
20 April, 2018: 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 Platform

Software version: 9.2, 9.5

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 2015754

Modified date: 24 May 2018