HCL BigFix Multiple Vulnerabilities (KB0098998)

high Nessus Plugin ID 168825


HCL BigFix is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of HCL BigFix Client installed on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities, including the following:

- An improper authentication vulnerability exists in the curl subcomponent which might allow reuse OAUTH2-authenticated connections without properly making sure that the connection was authenticated with the same credentials as set for this transfer. This affects SASL-enabled protocols: SMPTP(S), IMAP(S), POP3(S) and LDAP(S) (openldap only). (CVE-2022-22576)

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the curl subcomponent. Using an IPv6 address that was in the connection pool but with a different zone id it could reuse a connection instead. (CVE-2022-27775)

- A insufficiently protected credentials vulnerability in fixed the curl subcomponent might leak authentication or cookie header data on HTTP redirects to the same host but another port number.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to HCL BigFix Platform version 9.5.20, 10.0.7, or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 168825

File Name: hcl_bigfix_client_KB0098998.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 12/15/2022

Updated: 2/8/2024

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.0


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:N

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-22576


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:hcltech:bigfix_platform, cpe:/a:ibm:bigfix_platform, cpe:/a:ibm:endpoint_manager, cpe:/a:ibm:tivoli_endpoint_manager

Required KB Items: installed_sw/HCL BigFix Client

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/15/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/15/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-22576, CVE-2022-27544, CVE-2022-27545, CVE-2022-27775, CVE-2022-27776

IAVA: 2022-A-0514-S