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Security Bulletin: IBM InfoSphere Information Server is affected by a weak password encryption vulnerability

Security Bulletin


A weak password encryption vulnerability was addressed by IBM InfoSphere Information Server.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1518
DESCRIPTION: IBM InfoSphere Information Server is affected by a weak password encryption vulnerability that could allow a local user to obtain highly sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

The following product, running on all supported platforms, is affected:
IBM Information Server Enterprise Server: version 11.7
IBM InfoSphere Information Server on Cloud: version 11.7



VRMF APAR Remediation/First Fix
InfoSphere Information Server Enterprise Server, Information Server on Cloud 11.7 JR59579 --Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server version

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Related Information

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Change History

16 October 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: InfoSphere Information Server

Software version: 11.7

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows

Reference #: 2017446

Modified date: 16 October 2018