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Security Bulletin: Authentication vulnerability affects IBM BigFix Remote Control (CVE-2016-2930)

Security Bulletin


IBM BigFix Remote Control is vulnerable to a missing authentication vulnerability. IBM BigFix Remote Control has remediated this vulnerability by introducing a Secure Target Registration feature.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-2930
IBM Tivoli Remote Control could allow a remote attacker to perform actions reserved for an administrator without authentication.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM BigFix Remote Control version 9.1.3


Remediation/First Fix
IBM BigFix Remote Control
IBM BigFix Remote Control 9.1.4

For more information about
9.1.4-TIV-IBRC914, see

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Related information

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Change History

20th April 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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Document information

More support for: IBM BigFix family

Software version: Version Independent

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 2002331

Modified date: 20 April 2017