Security Bulletin: InfoSphere Guardium Data Redaction affected by SSL vulnerability in Apache Axis2 (CVE-2012-5785)

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Abstract

An SSL vulnerability exists in Apache Axis which is used by InfoSphere Guardium Data Redaction to process HTTPS requests from the Redaction SOAP API .

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5785

DESCRIPTION:
Apache Axis2/Java, as used in multiple products, could allow a remote attacker to conduct spoofing attacks, caused by the failure to verify that the server hostname matches a domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) field of the X.509 certificate. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using man-in-the-middle techniques to spoof an SSL server and launch further attacks against a vulnerable target.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/79830 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

AFFECTED PRODUCTS:
InfoSphere Guardium Data Redaction v.2.1, 2.5

REMEDIATION:

Vendor Fix(es):
Please update to the latest release 2.5.1 which is available on IBM Passport Advantage.

Workaround(s):
Delete file %IBM_REDACTION_HOME%\server\lib\axis2-1.4.6083.jar to disable the Redaction SOAP API .

Mitigation(s):
None.


REFERENCES:
· Complete CVSS Guide
· On-line Calculator V2

RELATED INFORMATION:

· IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
· IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:

None.

CHANGE HISTORY:

25-September-2013: Original version published

*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.


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More support for:

InfoSphere Guardium
InfoSphere Guardium Data Redaction

Software version:

2.1, 2.5

Operating system(s):

Windows

Reference #:

1651054

Modified date:

2013-10-28

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