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Security Bulletin:Vulnerability in Diffie-Hellman ciphers affects Rational Build Forge (CVE-2015-4000)

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The Logjam Attack on TLS connections using the Diffie-Hellman (DH) key exchange protocol affects Rational Build Forge.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-4000
The TLS protocol could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by the failure to properly convey a DHE_EXPORT ciphersuite choice. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using man-in-the-middle techniques to force a downgrade to 512-bit export-grade cipher. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to recover the session key as well as modify the contents of the traffic. This vulnerability is commonly referred to as "Logjam".
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:P/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

BuildForge Versions: 7.1.2,,,, 7.1.3,,,,,,, 8.0,,


Apply the correct fix pack or iFix for your version of Build Forge:

Affected Version Fix
Build Forge - iFix (not released yet) or upgrade to 7.1.2.x or 7.1.3.x

Note: If you need iFix contact IBM support
Build Forge - iFix 7
Build Forge - iFix 6
Build Forge 8.0 - iFix 7

Workarounds and Mitigations

Make the following configuration changes to disable DHE and EDH:

Configure ssl.conf under <buildforge_installpath>/server/apache/conf/ssl/ssl.conf
Add !DHE:!EDH to disable DHE and EDH. Remove any section that explicitly enables DHE or EDH.

For example:
old entry:
new entry (all on one line):

Configure bfagent.conf to alter the agent configuration. Add !DHE:!EDH to disable DHE and EDH. Remove any section that explicitly enables DHE or EDH.

For example:
old entry:
ssl_cipher_group ALL
new entry (all on one line):
ssl_cipher_group ALL:!ADH:+HIGH:+MEDIUM:!LOW:!SSLv2:!SSLV3:!EXPORT:!DHE:!EDH

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Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog


Reported to IBM by The WeakDH team at

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Document information

More support for: Rational Build Forge
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Software version:,,,, 7.1.2,,,, 7.1.3,,,,,,, 8.0,,

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Software edition: Enterprise, Enterprise Plus, Standard

Reference #: 1959636

Modified date: 22 June 2015

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