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Security Bulletin: IBM Security Access Manager Appliance is affected by a vulnerability (CVE-2017-1459)

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IBM Security Access Manager Appliance has addressed the following vulnerability related to the permissions set on a critical resource.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1459
IBM Security Access Manager Appliance specifies permissions for a security-critical resource in a way that allows that resource to be read or modified by unintended actors.
CVSS Base Score: 4.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected IBM Security Access Manager Appliance
Affected Versions
IBM Security Access Manager for Web 8.0-
IBM Security Access Manager for Mobile 8.0-
IBM Security Access Manager 9.0-


IBM Security Access Manager for Web 8.0 - IJ01939 Upgrade to
IBM Security Access Manager for Mobile 8.0 - IJ01940 Upgrade to
IBM Security Access Manager 9.0 - IJ01939 Upgrade to

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog


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

Change History

5 January 2018: 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 Security Access Manager

Software version: 8.0.0,,,,,, 8.0.1,,,,,, 9.0.0,,,,, 9.0.3,

Operating system(s): Appliance

Reference #: 2012331

Modified date: 05 January 2018