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Security Bulletin: Detailed error messages in IBM Emptoris Contract Management are vulnerable to attacks (CVE-2016-6018)

Security Bulletin


IBM Emptoris Contract Management product reveals detailed error messages in certain features that might be vulnerable to attacks.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-6018
IBM Emptoris Contract Management product reveals detailed error messages in certain features that could case an attacker to gain additional information to conduct further attacks.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Emptoris Contract Management 10.0.x through 10.1.0


The remediation to this issue is to apply a fixpack(FP) / InterimFix(iFix) as soon as practical. Please see below for the information on the fixes available.

IBM Emptoris Contract Management
Versions affected
Fixpack(FP) / InterimFix(iFix)
iFix iFix8 or later
iFix iFix16 or later
FP or later
iFix 10.0.4 iFix13 or later
FP or later

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Related information

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*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: Emptoris Contract Management

Software version: Version Independent

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 2005664

Modified date: 17 July 2017