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Security Bulletin: IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager is affected by weak password policy (CVE-2016-6093)

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Summary

IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager addresses this issue where the product does not require that users should have strong passwords by default, which makes it easier for attackers to compromise user accounts.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-6093
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager 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/118172 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 Security Key Lifecycle Manager: v2.5 - 2.5.0.7

IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager v2.6 - 2.6.0.2

IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager v2.0.1 - 2.0.1.8

Remediation/Fixes

Product VRMF Remediation/First Fix
IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle manager 2.0.1 - 2.0.1.8 2.0.1-ISS-TKLM-FP0009
IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager 2.5 - 2.5.0.7 2.5.0-ISS-SKLM-FP0008
IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager 2.6- 2.6.0.2 2.6.0-ISS-SKLM-FP0003

Workarounds and Mitigations

Users can set strong password.

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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

Change History

31st Jan 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.

Disclaimer

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Document information

More support for: IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager
Distributed

Software version: 2.0.1, 2.5, 2.6

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1997956

Modified date: 02 February 2017