Security restrictions bypass in IBM Security Access Manager

Published: 2018-03-07
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2018-1443
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
IBM Security Verify Access
Server applications / Remote management servers, RDP, SSH

Vendor IBM Corporation

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) XXE attack

EUVDB-ID: #VU10881

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2018-1443

CWE-ID: CWE-611 - Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference ('XXE')

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote authenticated attacker to perform XXE attack and bypass security restrictions.

The vulnerability exists in SAML-based single sign-on (SSO) systems due to improper handling of XML External Entity (XXE) entries when parsing an XML file. A remote attacker can trick SAML systems into authenticating as a different user without knowledge of the victim users password and bypass security restrictions to perform further attacks.


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Vulnerable software versions

IBM Security Verify Access: 9.0.0 - 9.0.4

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