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Security Bulletin: IBM Security Information Queue web server allows downgrading to non-secure HTTP

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The IBM Security Information Queue (ISIQ) web server defaults to HTTPS, but does not enforce it. This could result in users navigating to an unencrypted version of ISIQ's web application. As of ISIQ v1.0.3, HTTPS is now enforced.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2019-4162
DESCRIPTION: IBM Security Information Queue (ISIQ) is missing the HTTP Strict Transport Security header. Users can navigate by mistake to the unencrypted version of the web application or accept invalid certificates. This leads to sensitive data being sent unencrypted over the wire.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Security Information Queue v1.0.0, v1.0.1, and v1.0.2


Download and install the latest IBM Security Information Queue images ( tagged at 1.0.3 or greater) from the Docker Hub repository, "i bmcorp / security_information_queue" :

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Related Information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
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Document information

More support for: IBM Security Information Queue

Software version: All Versions

Operating system(s): Linux

Reference #: 0885963

Modified date: 04 June 2019