Security Bulletin: IBM WebSphere MQ Telemetry 7.0.1 potential security exposure when using TLS - CVE-2013-0169

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Potential Security Exposure with IBM WebSphere MQ Telemetry 7.0.1

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS

CVE-2013-0169 - The TLS protocol does not properly consider timing side-channel attacks, which allows remote attackers to conduct distinguishing attacks and plain-text recovery attacks via statistical analysis of timing data for crafted packets, aka the "Lucky Thirteen" issue.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/81902
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Flash.

AFFECTED PLATFORMS:

IBM WebSphere MQ Telemetry 7.0.1

WORKAROUND

None

REMEDIATION
A fix for the IBM WebSphere MQ Telemetry 7.0.1 is available from IBM by requesting IC93077 from IBM Support.

Please note that IBM WebSphere MQ Telemetry was incorporated into WebSphere MQ 7.1 and 7.5, and this vulnerability is addressed on those products under APAR IC90660 - http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21633669

MITIGATION:
None known

REFERENCES
:
Complete CVSS Guide (http://www.first.org/cvss/cvss-guide.html)
On-line Calculator V2 (http://nvd.nist.gov/cvss.cfm?calculator&adv&version=2)
CVE-2013-0169 (http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2013-0169)


CHANGE HISTORY:

<2013/07/02>: Original Copy Published

Note: According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.


Product Alias/Synonym

WebSphere MQ WMQ

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More support for:

WebSphere MQ
WMQ Telemetry

Software version:

7.0.1

Operating system(s):

Linux, Windows

Reference #:

1640169

Modified date:

2013-07-02

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