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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: IBM Security Access Manager for Web -
cryptographic key information discovery (CVE-2014-0076)
19 May 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Security Access Manager
Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Access Privileged Data -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2014-0076
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Security Bulletin: IBM Security Access Manager for Web - cryptographic
key information discovery (CVE-2014-0076)
Under certain circumstances, a local attacker could discover key information
from an IBM Security Access Manager for Web system.
An attacker running a program on the machine where the IBM Security Access
Manager for Web process is running could use CPU timing information to
discover key information about certain kinds of digital signatures during
This issue can affect the confidentiality of the system, but does not
impact availability or integrity. This vulnerability does not require
authentication, is of low complexity, and can only be exploited by a
CVSS Base Score: 2.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/91990
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
All versions of IBM Security Access Manager (ISAM) for Web, both software
and appliance: 7.0, 8.0
IBM has provided patches for all affected versions. Follow the installation
instructions in the README files included with the patch.
Affected Version Build APAR Download URL
ISAM for Web 7.0 7006 IV59660 7.0.0-ISS-SAM-IF0006
ISAM for Web 8.0 80032 IV59660 184.108.40.206-ISS-WGA-IF0002
Workarounds and Mitigations
Complete CVSS Guide
On-line Calculator V2
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.
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.
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