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Security Bulletin: IBM Security Access Manager appliances are affected by a vulnerability related to code integrity checking (CVE-2016-3016)

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Summary

In certain circumstances, IBM Security Access Manager appliances do not sufficiently verify the origin and integrity of code before processing it.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-3016
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Security Access Manager for Web processes patches, image backups and other updates without sufficiently verifying the origin and integrity of the code, which could allow an authenticated attacker to load malicious code.
CVSS Base Score: 4.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/114459 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Security Access Manager for Web 7.0 appliances, all firmware versions.

IBM Security Access Manager for Web 8.0 appliances, all firmware versions.

IBM Security Access Manager for Mobile 8.0 appliances, all firmware versions.

IBM Security Access Manager 9.0 appliances, 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) IV90722 Apply Interim Fix 28:
7.0.0-ISS-WGA-IF0028
IBM Security Access Manager for Web 8.0.0.0 -
8.0.1.4
IV90690 Upgrade to 8.0.1.5:
8.0.1-ISS-WGA-FP0005
IBM Security Access Manager for Mobile 8.0.0.0 -
8.0.1.4
IV90708 Upgrade to 8.0.1.5:
8.0.1-ISS-ISAM-FP0005
IBM Security Access Manager 9.0 - 9.0.1.0 IV90508 Upgrade to 9.0.2.0:
IBM Security Access Manager V9.0.2 Multiplatform, Multilingual (CRW4EML)

Workarounds and Mitigations

None.

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References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Acknowledgement

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

Change History

December 8, 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.


Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Security IBM Security Access Manager for Mobile
Security IBM Security Access Manager for Web

Document information

More support for: IBM Security Access Manager

Software version: 7.0.0, 8.0.0, 8.0.0.1, 8.0.0.2, 8.0.0.3, 8.0.0.4, 8.0.0.5, 8.0.1, 8.0.1.2, 8.0.1.3, 8.0.1.4, 9.0.0, 9.0.0.1, 9.0.1.0

Operating system(s): Appliance

Reference #: 1995518

Modified date: 14 December 2016