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Security Bulletin: BigFix WebUI is affected by vulnerabilities CVE-2019-4013 and CVE-2019-4012

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There are vulnerabilities present in two BigFix WebUI Applications: BigFix WebUI Profile Management and BigFix Webui Software Distribution. These vulnerabilities allow unauthorized uploads and dumping of data from the BigFix database.
These vulnerabilities are addressed in the BigFix Software Distribution Application site version 24 and BigFix Profile Management site version 7.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2019-4013
DESCRIPTION: IBM BigFix Platform and WebUI could allow an authenticated user to upload a file to the server with elevated privileges. This could result in code execution on underlying system.
CVSS Base Score: 9
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2019-4012
DESCRIPTION: IBM BigFix WebUI is vulnerable to SQL injection. A remote attacker could send specially-crafted SQL statements, which could allow the attacker to view, add, modify or delete information in the back-end database.
CVSS Base Score: 6.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected IBM BigFix WebUI Affected Versions 
BigFix WebUI Software Distribution Site version 23
BigFix WebUI Profile Management Site version 6


For BigFix WebUI Software Distribution: Applied gathering site version 24.
For BigFix WebUI Profile Management: Applied gathering site version 7.

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Related Information

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The vulnerabilities were reported to IBM by Jakub Palaczynski

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Document information

More support for: IBM BigFix family

Component: WebUI

Software version: All Versions

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 0875490

Modified date: 17 April 2019