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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in the GSKit component of IBM Security Network Protection Why (CVE-2016-0201)

Security Bulletin


A vulnerability has been addressed in the GSKit component of IBM Security Network Protection.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-0201
IBM GSKit could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a MD5 collision. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain authentication credentials.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Security Network Protection 5.3.1
IBM Security Network Protection 5.3.2


Product VRMF Remediation/First Fix
IBM Security Network Protection Firmware version 5.3.1 Download Firmware from IBM Security License Key and Download Center and upload and install via the Available Updates page of the Local Management Interface.
IBM Security Network Protection Firmware version 5.3.2 Install Firmware from the Available Updates page of the Local Management Interface, or by performing a One Time Scheduled Installation from SiteProtector.

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Related information

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Change History

15 January 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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Document information

More support for: IBM Security Network Protection

Software version: 5.3.1, 5.3.2

Operating system(s): Firmware

Reference #: 1974242

Modified date: 05 December 2016