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Security Bulletin: IBM InfoSphere Governance Catalog is affected by an Improper Access Control vulnerability

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An Improper Access Control vulnerability was addressed by IBM InfoSphere Governance Catalog.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1899
DESCRIPTION: IBM InfoSphere Information Server could allow an attacker to change one of the settings related to InfoSphere Business Glossary Anywhere due to improper access control.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

The following products, running on all supported platforms, are affected:

IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog: versions 11.3, 11.5, and 11.7

IBM InfoSphere Information Server on Cloud: version 11.5, and 11.7





Remediation/First Fix

InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog, Information Server on Cloud



--Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server version

--Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server Service Pack 1

InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog, Information Server on Cloud



--Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server version

--Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server 11.5 Service Pack 5

InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog



--Contact IBM Customer Support

For IBM InfoSphere Information Server version 9.1, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.

Contact Technical Support:

In the United States and Canada dial 1-800-IBM-SERV
View the support
contacts for other countries outside of the United States.
open a Service Request with Information Server Technical Support.

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Related Information

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Change History

04 December 2018: Original version published 14 January 2019: Fix for release 11.7 is available

*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: InfoSphere Information Server

Component: InfoSphere Governance Catalog

Software version: 11.3, 11.5, 11.7

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows

Reference #: 0744029

Modified date: 01 February 2019