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Security Bulletin: IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator can be affected by a vulnerability in IBM Java Runtime Environment (CVE-2012-5081)

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The JDK’s TLS implementation may not check the TLS vector length as set out in the Internet Engineering Task Force Request For Comments (RFC) 5246. The fix enhances the checking for the vector length.



The JDK's TLS implementation may not check the TLS vector length as set out in the latest RFC 5246. This issue is exploitable on server deployments that use JSSE.

A Java program running on Tivoli Directory Integrator uses Java Secure Socket Extensions (JSSE) to establish the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) connection. The vulnerability could occur when the SSL connection is enabled and only solution is to upgrade the JRE.

The attack does not require local network access nor does it require authentication. but some degree of specialized knowledge and techniques are required. An exploit would not impact the confidentiality of information or the integrity of data, however availability of the system could be compromised.

CVEID: CVE-2012-5081
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

TDI v6.1.1 , TDI v7.0, TDI v7.1 and TDIv7.1.1

The following IBM JREs have the fixes for this vulnerability.
6.0.0 SR12
5.0.0 SR15
TDI v6.1.1 and v7.0: Move to JRE 5.0.0 SR 15.
TDI, v7.1 and v7.1.1: Move to JRE 6.0.0 SR 12.

Contact TDI Level 2 support to upgrade to the above required JREs.



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Document information

More support for: IBM Security Directory Integrator

Software version: 6.1.1, 7.0, 7.1, 7.1.1

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 1621588

Modified date: 04 January 2013

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