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Security Bulletin: Potential hard-coded password vulnerability affects Rational Publishing Engine

Security Bulletin


An undisclosed hard-coded password vulnerability affects Rational Publishing Engine.

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2017-1787
IBM Publishing Engine contains an undisclosed vulnerability that could allow a local user with administrative privileges to obtain hard coded user credentials.
CVSS Base Score: 4.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Rational Publishing Engine 2.1.2
Rational Publishing Engine 6.0.5


For the 2.1.2 releases, upgrade to version 2.1.2 iFix001 or later:

For the 6.0.5 releases, upgrade to version 6.0.5 iFix001 or later: For any prior versions of the products listed above, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.

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Related information

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Change History

26 February 2018: Initial Publication

*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: Rational Publishing Engine

Software version: 2.1.2, 6.0.5

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Reference #: 2013961

Modified date: 26 February 2018