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Security Bulletin: IBM Security Identity Manager Adapters passwords exposed in log files (CVE-2014-8923)

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Summary

It is possible to configure IBM Security Identity Manager Active Directory Adapter for Windows in such a way that the logging of certain activities could result in the log files containing passwords that are in clear text

Vulnerability Details


CVEID: CVE-2014-8923

DESCRIPTION:
IBM Security Identity Manager Active Directory Adapter stores the administrator password locally in a log file. A local user can obtain the credentials to launch further attacks against the system.

CVSS Base Score: 2.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/99322 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

ISIM 7.0 Adapter v6.0.14 for Windows AD 64-bit
ISIM 6.0 Adapter v6.0.14 for Windows AD 64-bit
TIM 5.1 Adapter v5.1.24 for Windows AD 64-bit

Remediation/Fixes

Product Fix Link
TIM 5.1 Adapter v5.1.24 for Windows AD 64 bit Adapters for IBM Tivoli Identity Manager 5.1
ISIM 6.0 Adapter v6.0.14 for Windows AD 64-bit Adapters for IBM Security Identity Manager v6.0
ISIM 7.0 Adapter v6.0.14 for Windows AD 64-bit Adapters for IBM Security Identity Manager v7.0

Workarounds and Mitigations

Setting the log/trace levels below the maximum will not store the passwords in the log files

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References

Complete CVSS v2 Guide
On-line Calculator v2

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

*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 Security Identity Manager
Adapters

Software version: 5.1, 6.0, 7.0

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1699902

Modified date: 08 March 2017