VDB-93892 · CVE-2016-2958 · BID 94328

IBM Connections up to 4.0 CR4/4.5 CR5/5.0 CR3 information disclosure

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A vulnerability has been found in IBM Connections up to 4.0 CR4/4.5 CR5/5.0 CR3 (Groupware Software) and classified as problematic. This vulnerability affects an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality. CVE summarizes:

IBM Connections 4.0 through CR4, 4.5 through CR5, and 5.0 before CR4 allows remote authenticated users to obtain sensitive information by reading an "archaic" e-mail address in a response.

The bug was discovered 11/11/2016. The weakness was disclosed 11/30/2016 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at www-01.ibm.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2016-2958 since 03/09/2016. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. The successful exploitation needs a single authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1592.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 19 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k.

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem.







CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266

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Remote: Yes

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03/09/2016 🔍
11/11/2016 +247 days 🔍
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11/30/2016 +19 days 🔍
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11/30/2016 +0 days 🔍
10/04/2022 +2134 days 🔍


Vendor: ibm.com

Advisory: www-01.ibm.com
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-2958 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1039231
SecurityFocus: 94328 - IBM Connections CVE-2016-2958 Information Disclosure Vulnerability


Created: 11/30/2016 08:59 PM
Updated: 10/04/2022 05:15 PM
Changes: 11/30/2016 08:59 PM (52), 06/13/2019 10:30 AM (13), 10/04/2022 05:15 PM (3)
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