IBM Sterling B2B Integrator Standard Edition up to 5.2.6 Debugging Message credentials management

CVSS Meta Temp Score
CVSS is a standardized scoring system to determine possibilities of attacks. The Temp Score considers temporal factors like disclosure, exploit and countermeasures. The unique Meta Score calculates the average score of different sources to provide a normalized scoring system.
Current Exploit Price (≈)
Our analysts are monitoring exploit markets and are in contact with vulnerability brokers. The range indicates the observed or calculated exploit price to be seen on exploit markets. A good indicator to understand the monetary effort required for and the popularity of an attack.
CTI Interest Score
Our Cyber Threat Intelligence team is monitoring different web sites, mailing lists, exploit markets and social media networks. The CTI Interest Score identifies the interest of attackers and the security community for this specific vulnerability in real-time. A high score indicates an elevated risk to be targeted for this vulnerability.

A vulnerability was found in IBM Sterling B2B Integrator Standard Edition up to 5.2.6 (Business Process Management Software). It has been rated as problematic. Affected by this issue is an unknown part of the component Debugging Message Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a credentials management vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-255. Impacted is confidentiality. CVE summarizes:

IBM Sterling B2B Integrator Standard Edition 5.2 through 5.2.6 could allow a local user with administrator privileges to obtain user passwords found in debugging messages. IBM X-Force ID: 142968.

The bug was discovered 07/17/2018. The weakness was presented 07/20/2018 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2018-1564 since 12/13/2017. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack needs to be approached locally. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1552.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 3 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

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

See 122017 and 122049 for similar entries.






  • commercial

CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.5

VulDB Base Score: 2.3
VulDB Temp Score: 2.3
VulDB Vector: 🔍
VulDB Reliability: 🔍

NVD Base Score: 6.7
NVD Vector: 🔍



VulDB Base Score: 🔍
VulDB Temp Score: 🔍
VulDB Reliability: 🔍

NVD Base Score: 🔍


Class: Credentials management
CWE: CWE-255
ATT&CK: T1552

Local: Yes
Remote: No

Availability: 🔍
Status: Not defined

EPSS Score: 🔍
EPSS Percentile: 🔍

Price Prediction: 🔍
Current Price Estimation: 🔍


Threat Intelligenceinfo

Interest: 🔍
Active Actors: 🔍
Active APT Groups: 🔍


Recommended: no mitigation known
Status: 🔍

0-Day Time: 🔍


12/13/2017 🔍
07/17/2018 +216 days 🔍
07/20/2018 +2 days 🔍
07/20/2018 +0 days 🔍
07/21/2018 +1 days 🔍
07/26/2018 +5 days 🔍
04/25/2023 +1734 days 🔍



Status: Not defined
Confirmation: 🔍

CVE: CVE-2018-1564 (🔍)
X-Force: 20171213
SecurityFocus: 104927 - IBM Sterling B2B Integrator Multiple Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities

See also: 🔍


Created: 07/21/2018 09:41 AM
Updated: 04/25/2023 08:58 AM
Changes: 07/21/2018 09:41 AM (62), 03/09/2020 09:54 AM (3), 04/25/2023 08:58 AM (3)
Complete: 🔍


No comments yet. Languages: en.

Please log in to comment.

Are you interested in using VulDB?

Download the whitepaper to learn more about our service!