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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in AppScan Enterprise (CVE-2014-4806, CVE-2014-0411)

Security Bulletin


Summary

Previous releases of IBM Security AppScan Enterprise are affected by a transport layer security (TLS) timing vulnerability reported in the IBM Runtime Environment, Java(TM) Technology Edition, Version 6 and a password file temporarily created during installation.

Vulnerability Details


CVE ID: CVE-2014-0411

Description:
Timing differences based on validity of TLS messages can be exploited to decrypt the entire session.

The attack does not require local network access or authentication, but a high degree of specialized knowledge and techniques are required. An exploit would not affect the availability of the system, but it could impact the confidentiality of information and the integrity of data.


CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/90357 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV/N:AC/H:Au/N:C/P:I/P:A/N)


Affected Products and Versions:

  • IBM Security AppScan Enterprise 9.0
  • IBM Security AppScan Enterprise 8.8
  • IBM Security AppScan Enterprise 8.7
  • IBM Security AppScan Enterprise 8.6
  • IBM Rational AppScan Enterprise 8.5


    Remediation/Fixes:
    Workarounds and Mitigations
    None


    Acknowledgement: None



    CVEID: CVE-2014-4806

    DESCRIPTION:
    File with password in clear text is created temporarily during installation of IBM Security AppScan Enterprise on Linux. The file is readable by a user with an access to the file’s locations. The file only exists on the system for a short time and is deleted once Installation is complete.

    The attack does not require authentication or specialized knowledge and techniques, but local network access is required. An exploit could affect the confidentiality of information, but it would not impact the integrity of data or the availability of the system.


    CVSS:
    CVSS Base Score: 2.1
    CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/95354 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)


    Affected Products and Versions:
    Running on Linux:
  • IBM Security AppScan Enterprise 9.0
  • IBM Security AppScan Enterprise 8.8
  • IBM Security AppScan Enterprise 8.7
  • IBM Security AppScan Enterprise 8.6
  • IBM Rational AppScan Enterprise 8.5


    Remediation/Fixes:

    Workarounds and Mitigations:

    For AppScan Enterprise 8.5 perform the following steps if reinstalling:
  • Restrict access to the directory where the product is being installed
  • Change the Jazz Team Server Admin password immediately post installation and/or before running AppScan Enterprise in test or production environments

    Note: These steps can also be performed with later versions

    Acknowledgement: Thierry De Leeuw
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    References

    Complete CVSS v2 Guide
    On-line Calculator v2

    Related information

    IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
    IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

    *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

    According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.

    Document information

    More support for: IBM Security AppScan Enterprise

    Software version: 8.5, 8.6, 8.7.0.0, 8.8, 9.0

    Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

    Reference #: 1682642

    Modified date: 08 March 2017