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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability associated with the default account lockout settings in IBM Security Access Manager for Web has been identified (CVE-2016-3025)

Security Bulletin


Summary

The default account lockout setting in IBM Security Access Manager for Web could allow a remote attacker to use brute force to discover account credentials.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-3025
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Security Access Manager for Web uses an inadequate account lockout setting that could allow a remote attacker to brute force account credentials.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/114473 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Security Access Manager for Web 7.0 appliances

IBM Security Access Manager for Web 8.0, all firmware versions

IBM Security Access Manager 9.0, all firmware versions

Remediation/Fixes

IBM has provided patches for all affected versions. Follow the installation instructions in the README files included with the patch.

Product VRMF APAR Remediation
IBM Security Access Manager for Web 7.0 (appliance) IV89294 Apply Interim Fix 27:
7.0.0-ISS-WGA-IF0027
IBM Security Access Manager for Web 8.0.0.0 -
8.0.1.4
IV89317 1. For versions prior to 8.0.1.4, upgrade to 8.0.1.4:
8.0.1-ISS-WGA-FP0004
2. Apply 8.0.1.4 Interim Fix 3:
8.0.1.4-ISS-WGA-IF0003
IBM Security Access Manager 9.0 IV89240 1. For versions prior to 9.0.1.0, upgrade to 9.0.1.0:
IBM Security Access Manager V9.0.1 Multiplatform, Multilingual (CRW4EML)
2. Apply 9.0.1.0 Interim Fix 5:
9.0.1.0-ISS-ISAM-IF0005

Workarounds and Mitigations

None.

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References

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Acknowledgement

IBM X-Force Ethical Hacking Team: Paul Ionescu, Warren Moynihan, Jonathan Fitz-Gerald, John Zuccato, Rodney Ryan, Chris Shepherd, Dmitryi Beryoza

Change History

September 21st, 2016: 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.

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.

Document information

More support for: IBM Security Access Manager for Web

Software version: 7.0, 8.0, 8.0.0.2, 8.0.0.4, 8.0.0.5, 8.0.1, 8.0.1.2, 8.0.1.3, 8.0.1.4, 9.0, 9.0.0.1, 9.0.1

Operating system(s): Appliance

Reference #: 1990318

Modified date: 26 September 2016