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Security Bulletin: Information disclosure in IBM HTTP Server (CVE-2018-1388)

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM HTTP Server Version 7 used by WebSphere Application Server is affected by the ROBOT vulnerability where it may disclose side channel information via discrepencies between valid and invalid PKCS#1 padding.

Vulnerability Details


CVEID: CVE-2018-1388
DESCRIPTION:
GSKit V7 may disclose side channel information via discrepencies between valid and invalid PKCS#1 padding.
CVSS Base Score: 9.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/138212 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

This vulnerability affects the following versions and releases of IBM HTTP Server (powered by Apache) component in all editions of WebSphere Application Server and bundling products.

  • Version 7.0

Remediation/Fixes

For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.43:
· Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI91913
--OR--
· Apply Fix Pack 7.0.0.45 or later.

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References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

12 March 2018: original document 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.

Disclaimer

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Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
IBM HTTP Server

Software version: 7.0

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

Software edition: Advanced, Base, Developer, Network Deployment, Single Server

Reference #: 2014196

Modified date: 29 March 2018


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