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Security Bulletin: IBM Maximo Asset Management is vulnerable to Back and Refresh Attack (CVE-2019-4048)

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IBM Maximo Asset Management could allow a physical user of the system to obtain sensitive information from a previous user of the same machine.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2019-4048
DESCRIPTION: IBM Maximo Asset Management could allow a physical user of the system to obtain sensitive information from a previous user of the same machine.
CVSS Base Score: 2.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:P/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

This vulnerability affects the following versions of the IBM Maximo Asset Management core product, and all other IBM Maximo Industry Solution and IBM Control Desk products, regardless of their own version, if they are currently installed on top of an affected IBM Maximo Asset Management. *

Maximo Asset Management core product affected versions:
Maximo Asset Management 7.6

Industry Solutions products affected if using an affected core version:
Maximo for Aviation
Maximo for Life Sciences
Maximo for Nuclear Power
Maximo for Oil and Gas
Maximo for Transportation
Maximo for Utilities

IBM Control Desk products affected if using an affected core version:
SmartCloud Control Desk
IBM Control Desk
Tivoli Integration Composer

* To determine the core product version, log in and view System Information. The core product version is the "Tivoli's process automation engine" version. Please consult the Product Coexistence Matrix for a list of supported product combinations.


The recommended solution is to download the appropriate Interim Fix or Fix Pack from Fix Central (What is Fix Central?) and apply for each affected product as soon as possible. Please see below for information on the fixes available for each product, version, and release. Follow the installation instructions in the ‘readme’ documentation provided with each fix pack or interim fix.

For Maximo Asset Management 7.6:

VRM Fix Pack, Feature Pack, or Interim Fix Download Maximo Asset Management Feature Pack: or latest Interim Fix available
FixCentral Maximo Asset Management iFix: or latest Interim Fix available

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Related Information

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Change History

3 June 2019: Original version 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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Cross reference information
Product Component Platform Version Edition
Control Desk Platform Independent 7.6.0,, 7.6.1
Maximo for Life Sciences Platform Independent 7.6
Maximo for Nuclear Power Platform Independent 7.6.0
Maximo for Oil and Gas Platform Independent 7.6.0
Maximo for Transportation Platform Independent 7.6.1, 7.6.2,,,,
Maximo for Utilities Platform Independent 7.6
IBM Maximo for Aviation Platform Independent 7.6, 7.6.1, 7.6.2,, 7.6.3

Document information

More support for: Maximo Asset Management

Software version: 7.6

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 0880147

Modified date: 03 June 2019