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Security Bulletin: IBM Security Access Manager appliances use some weak cryptographic algorithms for stash file encryption (CVE-2016-3019)

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IBM Security Access Manager appliance use password stash files, which may be encrypted using a weak encryption algorithm.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-3019
IBM Security Access Manager uses weaker than expected cryptographic algorithms that could allow an attacker to decrypt highly sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Security Access Manager 9.0, all firmware versions


Product VRMF APAR Remediation
IBM Security Access Manager 9.0 -,
IV92169 1. For releases prior to ISAM, upgrade to
IBM Security Access Manager V9.0.3 Multiplatform, Multilingual (CRW4EML)
2. Apply IF0001:

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

31 May 2017: 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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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Security IBM Security Access Manager for Mobile 9.0, 9.0.1,, 9.0.2
Security IBM Security Access Manager for Web 9.0,, 9.0.1, 9.0.2

Document information

More support for: IBM Security Access Manager

Software version: 9.0.0,,,, 9.0.3

Operating system(s): Appliance

Reference #: 1988419

Modified date: 02 June 2017