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Security Bulletin: Hard-coded credentials used in IBM dashDB Local (CVE-2016-8954)

Security Bulletin


Summary

Hard-code credentials in IBM dashDB Local might be exploited by an attacker.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-8954
DESCRIPTION: IBM dashDB Local uses hard-coded credentials that could allow a remote attacker to gain access to the Docker container or database.
CVSS Base Score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/118842 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:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM dashDB Local v1.0.0 - v1.3.1.

Remediation/Fixes

Update to IBM dashDB Local v1.4.0 or later. For the procedure, see http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SS6NHC/com.ibm.swg.im.dashdb.doc/admin/local_updating.html.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None.

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Reference

Complete CVSS v2 Guide
On-line Calculator v2

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related Information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

25 November 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.

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Document information

More support for: IBM Db2 Warehouse

Component: Not Applicable

Software version: 1.0.0, 1.1.0, 1.1.1, 1.2.0, 1.2.1, 1.3.0, 1.3.1

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 1994471

Modified date: 13 November 2018