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Security Bulletin: Security Identity Adapter attribute input is not protected against command injection

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The RMI Dispatcher listening port does not require authentication by default. The Dispatcher has added credential checking to ensure only authenticated users have adapter access.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1407

IBM Security Identity Manager Virtual Appliance could allow a remote authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system. By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary commands on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 9.8
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:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Security Identity Manager v6.0 Adapters
Security Identity Adapters v7.x for ISIM 7.0, IGI 5.2.x, and PIM 2.x


Obtain the latest GA level of the 6.0 or 7.x RMI Dispatcher, as found on the Fix Link pages listed below:

Product Fix Link
ISIM v6.0 Adapters Adapters for IBM Security Identity Manager v6.0
Security Identity v7.x Adapters for IGI, ISIM, PIM IBM Security Identity Adapters

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Related information

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IBM X-Force Ethical Hacking Team: Ron Craig, Warren Moynihan, Jonathan Fitz-Gerald, John Zuccato, Rodney Ryan, Chris Shepherd, Dmitriy Beryoza

*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 Security Identity Manager

Software version: 6.0, 7.0

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Reference #: 2007377

Modified date: 01 October 2017