IBM IMS Enterprise Suite SOAP Gateway insecure authentication

ims-insecure-login (81533) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

The IBM IMS Enterprise Suite SOAP Gateway transmits login credentials in clear text during the authentication process. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using man-in-the-middle techniques to recover valid authentication credentials and gain access to the application. This login function in IMS Enterprise Suite SOAP Gateway has been present but not used by the program and hence has been removed from the product.

*CVSS:

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

Consequences:

Other

Remedy:

Refer to IBM Security Bulletin 1631537 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • IBM Security Bulletin 1631537: Multiple vulnerabilities in Product IMS Enterprise Suite SOAP Gateway (CVE-2012-5785, CVE-2013-0483).
  • BID-58875: IBM IMS Enterprise Suite SOAP Gateway CVE-2013-0483 Insecure Authentication Weakness
  • CVE-2013-0483: The login component in SOAP Gateway in IBM IMS Enterprise Suite 1.1, 2.1, and 2.2 uses cleartext credentials, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information by sniffing the network.

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM IMS Enterprise Suite SOAP Gateway 1.1
  • IBM IMS Enterprise Suite SOAP Gateway 2.1
  • IBM IMS Enterprise Suite SOAP Gateway 2.2

Reported:

Mar 29, 2013

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