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Security Bulletin: IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager is vulnerable to Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource (CVE-2018-1750)

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Summary

IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager specifies permissions for a security-critical resource in a way that allows that resource to be read or modified by unintended actors. In case of Windows operating system, all user accounts with access to the system will have read access to all the application backups created in the SKLM_DATA folder.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1750
DESCRIPTION: IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager specifies permissions for a security-critical resource in a way that allows that resource to be read or modified by unintended actors.
CVSS Base Score: 4.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/148511 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager: v3.0- 3.0.0.1

IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager: v2.7- 2.7.0.4

IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager: v2.6- 2.6.0.5

Remediation/Fixes

Product

VRMF Remediation/First Fix
IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager 3.0- 3.0.0.1 3.0.0-ISS-SKLM-FP0002

On LNUX servers, there is a sklmPermission.sh sklmPermissions.sh script provided from 3.0.0-ISS-SKLM-FP0002 onwards.

 1) Execute the sklmPermission.sh script
2) Reboot system.
3) After every reboot for multimaster configuration, user needs to set following parameters:
sysctl -w kernel.msgmni=16384
sysctl -w kernel.sem="250 32000 100 1024"

Workarounds and Mitigations

For Windows server, as a workaround, windows users can change or remove the read access to all users except Administrator.

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Reference

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related Information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Acknowledgement

IBM X-Force Ethical Hacking Team: Warren Moynihan, Jonathan Fitz-Gerald, John Zuccato, Rodney Ryan, Chris Shepherd, Dmitriy Beryoza

Change History

original document publish date - 28th September 2018.

*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 Security Key Lifecycle Manager

Software version: 3.0

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows

Reference #: 0733311

Modified date: 26 November 2018