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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in OpenSSH affects IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System (CVE-2015-5600)

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Summary

A security vulnerability has been discovered in OpenSSH used with IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-5600
DESCRIPTION:
OpenSSH could allow a local attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an error in the keyboard-interactive authentication mechanism that allows successive authentications that exceed the MaxAuthTries setting. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using brute-force techniques to crack the victim's password.
CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/104877 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Products: GX3002, GX4002, GX4004, GX4004-v2, GX5008, GX5008-v2, GX5108, GX5108-v2, GX5208, GX5208-v2, GX6116, GX7412, GX7412-10, GX7412-05, GX7800, GV200, GV1000

Firmware versions 4.6.2, 4.6.1, 4.6, 4.5, 4.4, and 4.3

Remediation/Fixes

Product VRMF Remediation/First Fix
IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System Firmware version 4.6.2 4.6.2.0-ISS-ProvG-AllModels-System-FP0011
IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System Firmware version 4.6.1 4.6.1.0-ISS-ProvG-AllModels-System-FP0015
IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System Firmware version 4.6 4.6.0.0-ISS-ProvG-AllModels-System-FP0013
IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System Firmware version 4.5 4.5.0.0-ISS-ProvG-AllModels-System-FP0015
IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System Firmware version 4.4 4.4.0.0-ISS-ProvG-AllModels-System-FP0015
IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System Firmware version 4.3 4.3.0.0-ISS-ProvG-AllModels-System-FP0013

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

01 November 2015: 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 Intrusion Prevention System

Software version: 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2

Operating system(s): Firmware

Reference #: 1969673

Modified date: 10 December 2015