Security Bulletin: IBM WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security cleartext data written outside protected payload (CVE-2015-1957)
A JMS client application putting messages to a queue protected using an IBM WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security policy could, under certain conditions, duplicate a cleartext copy of message data outside of the protected payload.
DESCRIPTION: IBM WebSphere MQ could allow some encrypted data to pass through the server in cleartext. This could allow a remote authenticated attacker to obtain sensitive data via man in the middle techniques.
CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/103482 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security is affected in the following maintenance levels;
- IBM WebSphere MQ 220.127.116.11 and earlier
- IBM WebSphere MQ 18.104.22.168 and earlier
IBM WebSphere MQ 8.0
- Apply fixpack 22.214.171.124 or later maintenance
IBM WebSphere MQ 7.5
- Apply fixpack 126.96.36.199 or later maintenance
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11 March 2016: 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 Security Bulletin.
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WMQ Advanced Message Security
Software version: 7.5, 8.0
Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows
Software edition: All Editions
Reference #: 1960506
Modified date: 11 March 2016
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