Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in password storage scheme affects IBM License Metric Tool v9 and IBM BigFix Inventory v9 (CVE-2016-8967)
IBM License Metric Tool v9 and IBM BigFix Inventory v9 stores passwords in plain text.
DESCRIPTION: IBM BigFix Inventory v9 stores user credentials in plain in clear text which can be read by a local user.
CVSS Base Score: 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/118856 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM License Metric Tool v9
IBM BigFix Inventory v9
The fix is tentatively planned for the 9.2.7 release.
Workarounds and Mitigations
Please refer to the existing documentation which describes how to enforce the secure encryption mechanisms:
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31 January 2017: 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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