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Security Bulletin: Tivoli Federated Identity Manager - Unprotected Management Console Servlets (CVE-2012-3315)

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The management console used to administer Tivoli Federated Identity Manager contains servlets which are not all protected via a J2EE security constraint. These servlets could be used by an unauthenticated user to download certain resources from TFIM.


CVE ID: CVE-2012-3315

The Tivoli Federated Identity Manager (TFIM) management console contains Java servlets which allow downloading of certain resources from within TFIM. Two such resources are federation metadata and a web plugin configuration template. Authentication should be required by the TFIM management console in order to access to these resources, but it is not.

In order to access these resources, an attacker must have network access to the Federated Identity Manager's management console interface and know the Federated Identity Manager's domain name and the URLs for the servlets they wish to access. In the case of accessing federation metadata, an attacker must also know the unique identifier (uuid) of a federation. An attacker could then build up the appropriate URL parameters and make a request without an authenticated session to retrieve the resource.
The attack does not require local network access nor does it require authentication, but specialized knowledge and techniques are required. An exploit will not impact accessibility of system resources or the integrity of information, but the confidentiality of some of the data used by TFIM could be compromised.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

All versions of TFIM before 6.2.2 are affected, including those no longer supported..

TFIM versions 6.1.1, 6.2.0, 6.2.1


Vendor Fixes: Patches and installation instructions are provided at the URLs listed below.

Fix Build APAR Download URL
6.2.1-TIV-TFIM-FP0004 IV26825
6.2.0-TIV-TFIM-IF0012 IV26826
6.1.1-TIV-TFIM-IF0014 IV26827

For versions of TFIM that are no longer supported, IBM recommends that customers upgrade to a supported, fixed version of the product.



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Document information

More support for: Tivoli Federated Identity Manager

Software version: 6.1.1, 6.2, 6.2.1

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Reference #: 1615770

Modified date: 04 January 2013

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