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Security Bulletin: Weaker than expected security in IBM API Connect (CVE-2017-1386)

Security Bulletin


IBM API Connect has addressed the following vulnerability which allows the possibility of bypassing password policy.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1386
IBM API Connect could allow a user to bypass policy restrictions and create non-compliant passwords which could be intercepted and decrypted using man in the middle techniques.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
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:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected API Connect
Affected Versions
IBM API Connect
IBM API Management


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Change History

19 July 2017: original document published

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Document information

More support for: IBM API Connect

Software version:,,,,,

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 2004981

Modified date: 26 July 2017