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                  IBM DataPower Gateways security update
                              6 December 2018


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           IBM DataPower Gateways
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  Windows
                   UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access:     Access Privileged Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-1663  

Original Bulletin: 

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Security Bulletin: IBM DataPower Gateways is affected by a downgrade
vulnerability (CVE-2018-1663)


Document information
Component: General
Software version: 7.5, 7.5.1, 7.5.2, 7.6, 2018.4
Operating system(s): Firmware
Software edition: Edition Independent
Reference #: 0740033
Modified date: 05 December 2018


IBM DataPower Gateway has addressed the following vulnerability:

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1663
DESCRIPTION: IBM DataPower Gateways could allow a remote attacker to obtain
sensitive information, caused by the failure to properly enable HTTP Strict
Transport Security. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain
sensitive information using man in the middle techniques.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
144889 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM DataPower Gateway (CD)
IBM DataPower Gateway
IBM DataPower Gateway
IBM DataPower Gateway
IBM DataPower Gateway


       Product           VRMF     APAR   Remediation / First Fix
IBM DataPower Gateway 2018.4.1.0 IT26364 Install the fixpack
IBM DataPower Gateway   IT26364 Install the fixpack
IBM DataPower Gateway   IT26364 Install the fixpack
IBM DataPower Gateway   IT26364 Install the fixpack
IBM DataPower Gateway   IT26364 Install the fixpack
  For DataPower customers using versions 7.2.0 and earlier versions, IBM
recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the

Workarounds and Mitigations


Additional Bluemix Alert Information

Monitor the Bluemix console (https://console.ng.bluemix.net/status/) for
additional important product alerts.

Change History

5 December 2018: Initial version published

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