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Security Bulletin: IBM Security Access Manager for Web is affected by NTP vulnerabilities (CVE-2015-5300, CVE-2015-7704, CVE-2015-8138)

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Summary

The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize a computer's time with a referenced time source.

Vulnerabilities that have been identified in NTP affect IBM Security Access Manager for Web.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-5300
DESCRIPTION:
Network Time Protocol (NTP) could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the failure to correctly implement the threshold limitation for the '-g' option. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using man-in-the-middle techniques to intercept NTP traffic and make multiple steps larger than the panic threshold.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/107594 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2015-7704
DESCRIPTION:
Network Time Protocol (NTP) is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error in the rate-limiting mechanism. By sending spoofed Kiss-o'-Death packets, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to disable NTP at a victim client.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/107446 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2015-8138
DESCRIPTION:
NTP could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions. By sending a specially crafted packet with an origin timestamp of zero, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass the timestamp validation check.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/110025 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Security Access Manager for Web 7.0 (appliance), all firmware versions

IBM Security Access Manager for Web 8.0, all firmware versions

IBM Security Access Manager 9.0, all firmware versions

Remediation/Fixes

IBM has provided patches for all affected versions. Follow the installation instructions in the README files included with the patch.

Product VRMF APAR Remediation
IBM Security Access Manager for Web 7.0 (appliance) N/A Apply Interim Fix 24:
7.0.0-ISS-WGA-IF0024
IBM Security Access Manager for Web 8.0.0.0 -
8.0.1.3
N/A Upgrade to 8.0.1.4:
8.0.1-ISS-WGA-FP0004
IBM Security Access Manager 9.0 N/A Upgrade to 9.0.1.0:
IBM Security Access Manager V9.0.1 Multiplatform, Multilingual (CRW4EML)

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References

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Change History

May 17, 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 Access Manager for Web

Software version: 7.0, 8.0, 8.0.0.2, 8.0.0.4, 8.0.0.5, 8.0.1, 8.0.1.2, 8.0.1.3, 9.0, 9.0.0.1

Operating system(s): Appliance

Reference #: 1983506

Modified date: 30 May 2016


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