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Security Bulletin: IBM Cloud Private is vulnerable to a host header injection attack

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM Cloud Private is vulnerable to a host header injection attack

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1943
DESCRIPTION: IBM Cloud Private is vulnerable to HTTP HOST header injection, caused by improper validation of input. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web page, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to inject arbitrary HTTP headers, which will allow the attacker to conduct various attacks against the vulnerable system, including cross-site scripting, cache poisoning or session hijacking.
CVSS Base Score: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/153385 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Cloud Private 3.1.0, 3.1.1

Remediation/Fixes


Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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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

Change History

4 April 2019 - original document published

*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 Cloud Private

Software version: 3.1.0, 3.1.1

Operating system(s): Linux

Reference #: 0871656

Modified date: 04 April 2019