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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in IBM Java Runtime and GSKit affects IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Tivoli Storage Manager (CVE-2015-0138)

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IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Tivoli Storage Manager packages IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM) as one of its components.

The “FREAK: Factoring Attack on RSA-EXPORT keys" TLS/SSL client and server vulnerability affects IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ Technology Edition that is used by ITM.

GSKit is an IBM component that is used by IBM Tivoli Monitoring. The GSKit that is shipped with IBM Tivoli Monitoring contains a security vulnerability for the “FREAK: Factoring Attack on RSA-EXPORT keys" TLS/SSL client and server vulnerability. ITM has addressed the CVE.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-0138
A vulnerability in various IBM SSL/TLS implementations could allow a remote attacker to downgrade the security of certain SSL/TLS connections. An IBM SSL/TLS client implementation could accept the use of an RSA temporary key in a non-export RSA key exchange ciphersuite. This could allow a remote attacker using man-in-the-middle techniques to facilitate brute-force decryption of TLS/SSL traffic between vulnerable clients and servers.
This vulnerability is also known as the FREAK attack.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

The following components of IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Tivoli Storage Manager are affected by this vulnerability.

  • IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Tivoli Storage Manager version 6.1 - 7.1


The solution provided is for IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Tivoli Storage Manager versions 6.3 and 7.1.
Table: Upgrading IBM Tivoli Monitoring
Note: Customer must first upgrade the IBM Tivoli Monitoring, before applying the security fix.

IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Tivoli Storage Manager Version URL

Table: Security Fixes for IBM Tivoli Monitoring
Note: Only for versions 6.3 through 7.1.x

IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Tivoli Storage Manager Version Fix Remediation/First Fix
6.3.x 6.X.X-TIV-ITM_JRE_CANDLEHOME_5.16.09.01 IFIX Download Instructions
7.1.x 6.X.X-TIV-ITM_JRE_CANDLEHOME_7.08.10.01 IFIX Download Instructions

    Extended support customers using IBM Tivoli Monitoring versions 6.1 or 6.2 for Tivoli Storage Manager should contact IBM support.

    Follow the 6.X.X-TIV-ITM_JRE_CANDLEHOME_XX.XX.XX.XX.README instructions to install the ITM IFIX. Where XX.XX.XX.XX matches the IFIX level download.

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*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 Security Bulletin.


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Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: All Supported Versions

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1883601

Modified date: 19 March 2017

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