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Security Bulletin: IBM MQ Passwords specified by MQ java or JMS applications can appear in WebSphere Application Server trace. (CVE-2017-1284)

Security Bulletin


Passwords specified by MQ java or JMS applications can appear in WebSphere Application Server trace when establishing CLIENT transport mode connections.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1284
IBM MQ could allow a local user with ability to run or enable trace, to obtain sensitive information from WebSphere Application Server traces including user credentials.
CVSS Base Score: 5.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions


IBM MQ - maintenance levels


IBM MQ - maintenance levels


  • IBM MQ 9.0.1 - 9.0.2 levels.


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Change History

16 October 2017: Added v8, and v9 LTS fix details
3 July 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 MQ

Software version: 8.0,,,,,,, 9.0,, 9.0.1, 9.0.2

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 2003851

Modified date: 16 October 2017