Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in password strength policy affects IBM License Metric Tool v9.x and IBM BigFix Inventory v9.x (CVE-2016-8962)
IBM License Metric Tool v9.x and IBM BigFix Inventory v9.x does not require strong passwords by default, which makes it easier for attackers to compromise user accounts.
DESCRIPTION: IBM BigFix Inventory v9.x does not require that users should have strong passwords by default, which makes it easier for attackers to compromise user accounts.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/118851 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM License Metric Tool v9.x
IBM BigFix Inventory v9.x
Upgrade to version 9.2.7 or later using the following procedure:
- In IBM Endpoint Manager console, expand IBM BigFix Inventory or IBM License Reporting (ILMT) 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 IBM BigFix Inventory 9.x or Upgrade to the newest version IBM License Metric Tool 9.x fixlet and run it against the computer that hosts your server.
Workarounds and Mitigations
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ReferencesComplete CVSS v3 Guide
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Related informationIBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
16th December 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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