Security Bulletin: BigFix deployments with internet-facing relays that are not configured as authenticating are prone to security threats (CVE-2019-4061)
Internet-facing relays, if any, in a BigFix deployment might be configured as non-authenticating, which exposes the deployment to security risks. Security attacks in this context might mean unauthorized access to the relays and any content or actions, and download packages associated with them or to the Relay Diagnostics page that might contain sensitive information (for example: software, vulnerability information, and passwords).
DESCRIPTION: IBM BigFix Platform could allow an attacker to query the relay remotely and gather information about the updates and fixlets deployed to the associated sites due to not enabling authenticated access.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/156869 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
Affected IBM BigFix Platform
9.5 - 9.5.11
9.2 - 9.2.16
- On the BES Support website, find the BES Client Settings: Enable Relay authentication fixlet.
- Run the fixlet and wait for the action to finish.
Internet-facing relays, if any.
Workarounds and Mitigations
Using firewall rules to restrict access to a specific IP range or VPN-based connection management can limit the exposure. Note that a skilled attacker may still be able to overcome these restrictions through spoofing or gaining access to other machines on the trusted network.
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Ryan Hanson, Chris Bellows, and HD Moore of Atredis Partners
2019-02-12: Added CVE/CVSS details, added mitigation steps.
2019-02-04: Original version published
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IBM BigFix Platform
Component: Not Applicable
Software version: 9.2, 9.5
Operating system(s): Platform Independent
Reference #: 0870242
Modified date: 18 February 2019