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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: Infosphere BigInsights is affected by a vulnerability
that could allow a local attacker to obtain the value-add services
passwords stored in the Ambari configuration file
3 November 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Infosphere BigInsights
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact/Access: Access Privileged Data -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2015-4940 CVE-2015-4928
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Security Bulletin: Infosphere BigInsights is affected by a vulnerability that
could allow a local attacker to obtain the value-add services passwords stored
in the Ambari configuration file (CVE-2015-4928, CVE-2015-4940).
More support for:
Infosphere BigInsights is affected by a vulnerability that could allow a local
attacker to obtain value-add services passwords stored in the Ambari
configuration file. The passwords are shown in plain text (CVE-2015-4928,
DESCRIPTION: IBM BigInsights value-added services that are installed on a
cluster, will display password fields in clear text in the Configs screen on
the Ambari user interface. To exploit this vulnerability malicious user should
be able to see the configs screen for the given service.
CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/104096 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)
DESCRIPTION: IBM Infosphere BigInsights could allow a local attacker to obtain
the BigSheets password which is stored in the Ambari configuration file in
CVSS Base Score: 1.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/104513 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM InfoSphere BigInsights: 4.0
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Ambari 2.1 that contains the fix.
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ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
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