Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in IBM Java SDK affect IBM Spectrum Scale RAID/IBM GPFS Native RAID (CVE-2015-7575)
There is a vulnerability in IBM® SDK Java™ Technology Edition, Version 8 that is used by IBM Spectrum Scale RAID/IBM GPFS Native RAID. This vulnerability, commonly referred to as “SLOTH”, was disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in January 2016.
DESCRIPTION: The TLS protocol could allow weaker than expected security caused by a collision attack when using the MD5 hash function for signing a ServerKeyExchange message during a TLS handshake. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using man-in-the-middle techniques to impersonate a TLS server and obtain credentials. This vulnerability is commonly referred to as “SLOTH”.
CVSS Base Score: 7.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/109415 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/UI:U/C:H/I:L/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
The Elastic Storage Server versions 4.0, 3.5, 3.0 and 2.5.
The GPFS Storage Server versions 2.5 and 2.0.
For the Elastic Storage Server 4.0, obtain 4.0.1 to upgrade your system. See release note for details.
The image is at Fix Central
For the Elastic Storage Server 3.5 thru 3.5.2, obtain 3.5.3 to upgrade your system. See release note for details.
The image is at Fix Central http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=Software%2Bdefined%2Bstorage&product=ibm/StorageSoftware/IBM+Spectrum+Scale+RAID&release=4.1.1&platform=All&function=all
For the Elastic Storage Server 3.0 thru 3.0.5, contact IBM Service to obtain an efix for IV81398. Follow the APAR_IV81398_ESS30xGUI_README for details.
For the Elastic Storage Server 2.5 thru 2.5.5, contact IBM Service to obtain an efix for IV81398. Follow the APAR_IV81398_ESS25xJava_README for details.
For the GPFS Storage Server 2.0 thru 2.0.7, contact IBM Service to obtain an efix for IV81398. Follow the APAR_IV81398_GSS20xJava_README for details.
For the GPFS Storage Server 2.5, contact Lenovo at http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/systems/servers/high-density/gpfs-storage/
Workarounds and Mitigations
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CVE-2015-7575 was reported to IBM by Karthikeyan Bhargavan at INRIA in Paris, France
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More support for:
GPFS Native RAID for GPFS Storage Server/Elastic Storage Server
Software version: 4.1
Operating system(s): Linux
Reference #: T1023364
Modified date: 25 February 2016