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Security Bulletin: IBM InfoSphere DataStage exposes sensitive information during certain operations (CVE-2016-8982)

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IBM InfoSphere DataStage exposes sensitive information during certain operations.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-8982
DESCRIPTION: IBM InfoSphere Information Server stores sensitive information in URL parameters. This may lead to information disclosure if unauthorized parties have access to the URLs via server logs, referrer header or browser history.
CVSS Base Score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

The following product, running on all supported platforms, is affected:
IBM InfoSphere DataStage: versions 8.7, 9.1, and 11.3


Product VRMF APAR Remediation/First Fix
InfoSphere DataStage 11.3 JR50463 --Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server version or later
InfoSphere DataStage 9.1 JR50463 --Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server version
--Apply IBM InfoSphere DataStage Connectivity Security patch
InfoSphere DataStage 8.7 JR50463 --Contact IBM Customer Support

For IBM InfoSphere Information Server version 8.7, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.

Contact Technical Support:

In the United States and Canada dial 1-800-IBM-SERV
View the support contacts for other countries outside of the United States.
Electronically open a Service Request with Information Server Technical Support.

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Related information

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Change History

13 January 2017: Original version published
02 February 2017: Updated information for 8.7 release

*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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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Information Management InfoSphere DataStage AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows 9.1, 8.7, 11.3

Document information

More support for: InfoSphere DataStage

Software version: 8.7, 9.1, 11.3

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1995895

Modified date: 02 February 2017