Security Bulletin: IBM API Connect V5 - Admin Users Can Elevate Own Permissions (CVE-2018-1973)
IBM API Connect has addressed the following vulnerabilities.
DESCRIPTION: API Connect V5 allows a user with limited 'API Administrator' level access to give themselves full 'Administrator' level access through the members functionality.
CVSS Base Score: 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/153914 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
Affected Products and Versions
|Affected IBM API Management||Affected Versions|
|IBM API Connect||184.108.40.206-220.127.116.11|
|Product||VRMF||APAR||Remediation / First Fix|
|IBM API Connect V18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124||126.96.36.199||LI80485||
Addressed in IBM API Connect V188.8.131.52 fixpack.
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December 18, 2018: Original bulletin published
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