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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   IBM License Metric Tool Vendors:   IBM
IBM License Metric Tool Lack of Account Lockout Mechanism Lets Remote Users Determine Passwords on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038919
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1038919
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-8964   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 18 2017
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 9.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM License Metric Tool. A remote user can conduct brute-force guessing attacks to determine the target user's password.

The system does not include an account lockout mechanism to prevent brute force dictionary and password guessing attacks.

Impact:   A remote user can conduct brute-force guessing attacks to determine the target user's password.
Solution:   IBM has issued a fix (9.2.8).

The IBM advisory is available at:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21995024

Vendor URL:  www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21995024 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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