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Security Bulletin: Arbitrary File Reads (CVE-2018-1705) affects IBM Platform Symphony, IBM Spectrum Symphony

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Arbitrary File Reads (CVE-2018-1705) affects IBM Platform Symphony, IBM Spectrum Symphony

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:  CVE-2018-1705
DESCRIPTION:  IBM Platform Symphony contains an information disclosure vulnerability that could allow an authenticated attacker to obtain highly sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Platform Symphony 7.1 Fix Pack 1 and 7.1.1

IBM Spectrum Symphony 7.1.2 and


The fixes can be downloaded from IBM Fix Central:


Workarounds and Mitigations


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Related Information

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Andrea Scaduto & Jermaine Ellis

Change History

August 1, 2018: Original 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: IBM Spectrum Symphony

Software version: All Versions

Operating system(s): Linux

Reference #: 0719665

Modified date: 01 August 2018