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Security Bulletin: IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog (with Information Server) is affected by a Cryptographic vulnerability

Security Bulletin


Summary

A Cryptographic vulnerability was addressed by IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog (with Information Server).

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2019-4220
DESCRIPTION: IBM InfoSphere Information Server stores a common hard coded encryption key that could be used to decrypt sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/159229 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

The following products, running on all supported platforms, are affected:
IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog (with Information Server): version 11.7.1.0
IBM InfoSphere Information Server on Cloud: version 11.7.1.0

Remediation/Fixes

Product

VRMF

APAR

Remediation/First Fix

InfoSphere Watson Knowledge Catalog (with Information Server), Information Server on Cloud

11.7.1.0

PH10752

1. If you installed Information Server 11.7.1.0 using the original suite release image
       --Do not apply any Watson Knowledge Catalog patch before applying this fix.
       --See Technote to run a script that will fix your Watson Knowledge Catalog installation.

2. If you installed Information Server 11.7.1.0 using the respin image released on May 29, 2019
                              --or--
       upgraded an Information Server 11.7.0.x installation to version 11.7.1.0
       --No action is needed



Workarounds and Mitigations

See Technote for details.

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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

Acknowledgement

None

Change History

29 May 2019: Original version published
30 May 2019: Updated description of 11.7.1 respin image

*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.

Disclaimer

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Document information

More support for: InfoSphere Information Server

Component: InfoSphere Governance Catalog

Software version: 11.7.1.0

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows

Reference #: 0881197

Modified date: 30 May 2019