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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in IBM InfoSphere Information Server installer could expose sensitive information (CVE-2015-7493)

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM InfoSphere Information Server could allow a local user under special circumstances to execute commands during installation processes that could expose sensitive information.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-7493
DESCRIPTION:
IBM InfoSphere Information Server could allow a local user under special circumstances to execute commands during installation processes that could expose sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 4.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108818 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

The following product, running on all supported platforms, are affected:
IBM InfoSphere Information Server: versions 8.5, 8.7, 9.1, 11.3 and 11.5
Installation of Information Server and all Information Server related components is affected.

Remediation/Fixes

Product VRMF APAR Remediation/First Fix
InfoSphere Information Server 11.5 JR55026 --Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server version 11.5 Fix Pack 1
--Update to the latest Updater for 11.5 before applying any patch
InfoSphere Information Server 11.3 JR55026 -- For any new 11.3 install, or an Append Install to an existing 11.3 installation, contact IBM Customer Support
--Before applying any patch to an existing 11.3 installation
1. apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server version 11.3.1.2
2. apply Security Patch
3. Update to the latest Updater for 11.3
--After applying the above fixes, each time you append a new product or add-on PACK to your installation, you must also do the steps described in this TechNote
InfoSphere Information Server 9.1 JR55026 --For any new 9.1 install, or an Append Install to an existing 9.1 installation, contact IBM Customer Support
--Before applying any patch to an existing 9.1 installation
1. apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server version 9.1.2.0
2. apply Security Patch
3. update to the latest Unified Update installer
--After applying the above fixes, each time you append a new product or add-on PACK to your installation, you must also do the steps described in this TechNote
InfoSphere Information Server 8.7 JR55026 --For any new 8.7 install, or an Append Install to an existing 8.7 installation, contact IBM Customer Support
--Before applying any patch to an existing 8.7 installation
1. apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server version 8.7 Fix Pack 2
2. apply Security Patch
3. update to the latest Unified Update installer
--After applying the above fixes, each time you append a new product or add-on PACK to your installation, you must also do the steps described in this TechNote
InfoSphere Information Server 8.5 JR55026 Contact IBM customer support.


Note: The same fix may be listed under multiple vulnerabilities. Installing the fix addresses all vulnerabilities to which the fix applies. Also, some fixes require installing both a fix pack and a subsequent patch. While the fix pack must be installed first, any additional patches required may be installed in any order.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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

03 May 2016: Original Version Published
08 June 2016: Updated for 11.3 fix
20 June 2016: Updated for 9.1 and 8.7 fix. Additional step for 11.3.

*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

According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Information Management InfoSphere Information Server AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows 9.1, 8.7, 8.5, 11.5, 11.3

Document information

More support for: InfoSphere Information Server

Software version: 8.5, 8.7, 9.1, 11.3, 11.5

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1982034

Modified date: 23 June 2016