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Security Bulletin: API Connect V2018 is impacted by access token leak (CVE-2019-4008)

Security Bulletin


IBM API Connect has addressed the following vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:  CVE-2019-4008
DESCRIPTION: API Connect V2018 is impacted by access token leak. Authorization tokens in some URLs can result in the tokens being written to log files.
CVSS Base Score: 9
CVSS Temporal Score: See  for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected IBM API Management Affected Versions
IBM API Connect 2018.1-2018.4.1.1


Affected releases Fixed in VRMF APAR Remediation / First Fix
IBM API Connect V2018.1 - 2018.4.1.1 2018.4.1.2 LI80527
Addressed in IBM API Connect v2018.4.1.2 fixpack.

Follow this link and find the appropriate form factor for your installation: "management" or apicup* or *ICP* for 2018.4.1.2.

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Related Information

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Change History

February 1, 2019: Original bulletin published

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Document information

More support for: IBM API Connect

Software version: 2018.1-2018.4.1.1

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 0869772

Modified date: 01 February 2019