IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager 2.5/2.6/2.7 URL Request path traversal

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A vulnerability was found in IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager 2.5/2.6/2.7 (Directory Service Software) and classified as critical. This issue affects some unknown processing of the component URL Handler. The manipulation with the input value /../ leads to a directory traversal vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-22. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 01/05/2018. The weakness was released 01/09/2018 by IBM X-Force Ethical Hacking Team: Ron Craig, Warren Moynihan, Jonathan Fitz-Gerald, John Zuccato, Rodney Ryan, Chris Shepherd and Dmitriy Beryoza (ryan) with IBM X-Force (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2017-1671 since 11/30/2016. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 01/29/2021). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 4 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 102487) and X-Force (133638). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 111550, 111549 and 111548.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.4

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Class: Directory traversal
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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11/30/2016 🔍
01/05/2018 +401 days 🔍
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Researcher: IBM X-Force Ethical Hacking Team: Ron Craig/Warren Moynihan/Jonathan Fitz-Gerald/John Zuccato/Rodney Ryan/Chris Shepherd/Dmitriy Beryoza (ryan)
Organization: IBM X-Force
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2017-1671 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 102487 - IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager CVE-2017-1671 Directory Traversal Vulnerability
X-Force: 133638

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Created: 01/10/2018 02:14 PM
Updated: 01/29/2021 11:48 AM
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