IBM API Connect up to access control

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, which was classified as critical, has been found in IBM API Connect up to (Automation Software). Affected by this issue is an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-264. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

IBM API Connect through could allow a user authenticated as an administrator with limited rights to escalate their privileges. IBM X-Force ID: 151258.

The bug was discovered 01/02/2019. The weakness was disclosed 01/04/2019 (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2018-1859 since 12/13/2017. The attack may be launched remotely. The successful exploitation requires a simple authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 06/23/2023). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.This vulnerability is assigned to T1068 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 2 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 entries VDB-170832, VDB-171286, VDB-180082 and VDB-180997 are pretty similar.







CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB CVSS-B Score: 🔍
VulDB CVSS-BT Score: 🔍
VulDB Vector: 🔍
VulDB Reliability: 🔍


VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.1
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.1

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.3
VulDB Vector: 🔍
VulDB Reliability: 🔍

NVD Base Score: 4.7
NVD Vector: 🔍

CNA Base Score: 4.3
CNA Vector (IBM Corporation): 🔍



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

NVD Base Score: 🔍


Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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 🔍
01/02/2019 +385 days 🔍
01/02/2019 +0 days 🔍
01/04/2019 +2 days 🔍
01/04/2019 +0 days 🔍
01/07/2019 +3 days 🔍
06/23/2023 +1628 days 🔍



Status: Not defined
Confirmation: 🔍

CVE: CVE-2018-1859 (🔍)
X-Force: 151258
SecurityFocus: 106456 - IBM API Connect CVE-2018-1859 Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

See also: 🔍


Created: 01/07/2019 03:39 PM
Updated: 06/23/2023 08:32 AM
Changes: 01/07/2019 03:39 PM (59), 04/26/2020 10:44 AM (4), 06/23/2023 08:30 AM (3), 06/23/2023 08:32 AM (13)
Complete: 🔍
Cache ID: 3:210:40


No comments yet. Languages: en.

Please log in to comment.

Might our Artificial Intelligence support you?

Check our Alexa App!