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Security Bulletin: A security vulnerability has been identified in WebSphere Liberty Profile shipped with IBM License Metric Tool v9 and IBM BigFix Inventory v9 (CVE-2016-3485)

Security Bulletin


WebSphere Liberty Profile is shipped as a component of IBM License Metric Tool v9 and IBM BigFix Inventory v9.
Information about a security vulnerability affecting WebSphere Liberty Profile has been published in a security bulletin.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-3485
DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability related to the Networking component has no confidentiality impact, low integrity impact, and no availability impact.
CVSS Base Score: 2.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Principal Product and Version(s) Affected Supporting Product and Version
IBM License Metric Tool 9
IBM BigFix Inventory 9
WebSphere Liberty Profile 8.5.5


Upgrade to version 9.2.5 or later:

  • In IBM Endpoint Manager console, expand IBM License Reporting or IBM BigFix Inventory node under Sites node in the tree panel.
  • Click Fixlets and Tasks node. Fixlets and Tasks panel will be displayed on the right.
  • In the Fixlets and Tasks panel locate Upgrade to the newest version of License Metric Tool 9.x or Upgrade to the newest version of IBM BigFix Inventory 9.x fixlet and run it against the computer that hosts your IBM License Metric Tool or IBM BigFix Inventory server.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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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.


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
Security IBM BigFix Inventory

Document information

More support for: IBM License Metric Tool

Software version: 9.0, 9.0.1, 9.1, 9.2

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1990448

Modified date: 18 October 2016