Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in IBM Java SDK affects IBM PureApplication System. (CVE-2015-7575)
There is a vulnerability in IBM® SDK Java™ Technology Edition, Version 6 and 7, that is used by IBM PureApplication System. The issue was disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in January 2016 and this vulnerability is commonly referred to as “SLOTH”.
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
IBM PureApplication System 2.1
IBM PureApplication System 2.0
The PureSystems Manager on IBM PureApplication System is affected. The solution is to upgrade the IBM PureApplication System to the following fix level:
IBM PureApplication System V2.1:
Upgrade to IBM PureApplication System V126.96.36.199
IBM PureApplication System V2.0:
Upgrade to IBM PureApplication System V188.8.131.52 Interim Fix 7
Workarounds and Mitigations
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CVE-2015-7575 was reported to IBM by Karthikeyan Bhargavan at INRIA in Paris, France
29 February 2016: Original version published
25 March 2016: Amended to include V2.0
*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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Software version: 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199
Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows
Reference #: 1978026
Modified date: 26 March 2016