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Security Bulletin: IBM Security Access Manager appliances are affected by a potential information exposure vulnerability (CVE-2016-5919)

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Summary

IBM Security Access Manager appliances use weaker than expected cryptographic algorithms that could allow an attacker to decrypt sensitive information.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-5919
DESCRIPTION:
 IBM Security Access Manager for Web uses weaker than expected cryptographic algorithms that could allow an attacker to decrypt highly sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/115599 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Security Access Manager for Web 7.0 appliances, all firmware versions.

IBM Security Access Manager for Web 8.0 appliances, all firmware versions.

IBM Security Access Manager for Mobile 8.0 appliances, all firmware versions.

IBM Security Access Manager 9.0 appliances, all firmware versions.

Remediation/Fixes

IBM has provided patches for all affected versions. Follow the installation instructions in the README files included with the patch.

Product VRMF APAR Remediation
IBM Security Access Manager for Web 7.0 (appliance) IV90724 Apply Interim Fix 28:
7.0.0-ISS-WGA-IF0028
IBM Security Access Manager for Web 8.0.0.0 -
8.0.1.4
IV90691 Upgrade to 8.0.1.5:
8.0.1-ISS-WGA-FP0005
IBM Security Access Manager for Mobile 8.0.0.0 -
8.0.1.4
IV90709 Upgrade to 8.0.1.5:
8.0.1-ISS-ISAM-FP0005
IBM Security Access Manager 9.0 -
9.0.2.0
IV90509 Upgrade to 9.0.2.1:
9.0.2-ISS-ISAM-FP0001

Workarounds and Mitigations

None.

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References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

February 14, 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.

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.


Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Security IBM Security Access Manager for Mobile
Security IBM Security Access Manager for Web

Document information

More support for: IBM Security Access Manager

Software version: 7.0.0, 8.0.0, 8.0.0.1, 8.0.0.2, 8.0.0.3, 8.0.0.4, 8.0.0.5, 8.0.1, 8.0.1.2, 8.0.1.3, 8.0.1.4, 9.0.0, 9.0.0.1, 9.0.1.0, 9.0.2.0

Operating system(s): Appliance

Reference #: 1996868

Modified date: 15 February 2017