IBM WebSphere MQ .NET password information disclosure

wmq-net-pass-info-disclosure (63114) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

IBM WebSphere MQ could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information. When the user name and password of the security parameters field have been set in a .NET client application, the MQ server fails to encrypt the userid/password pair. By sniffing network traffic, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain login credentials and gain unauthorized access to the system.IBM3

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.2
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

For WebSphere MQ 6.0:
Apply the latest Fix Pack (6.0.2.9 or later) or APAR IZ56005. See References.

For WebSphere MQ 7.0:
Apply the latest Fix Pack (7.0.1.1 or later) or APAR IZ56005. See References.

References:

  • IBM APAR IZ56005: Fix list for WebSphere MQ Version 7.0.
  • IBM APAR IZ56005: Fix list for WebSphere MQ V6.
  • CVE-2010-2637: IBM WebSphere MQ 6.0 before 6.0.2.9 and 7.0 before 7.0.1.1 does not encrypt the username and password in the security parameters field, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information by sniffing the network traffic from a .NET client application.
  • OSVDB ID: 69229: IBM WebSphere MQ Security Parameters Field Cleartext Credentials Weakness

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM WebSphere MQ 6.0
  • IBM WebSphere MQ 7.0

Reported:

Apr 06, 2010

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