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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: TLS padding vulnerability has been fixed
in IBM Security Identity Manager (CVE-2014-8730)
12 January 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Security Identity Manager
Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Access Confidential Data -- Remote with User Interaction
Reduced Security -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2014-8730
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Security Bulletin: TLS padding vulnerability has been fixed in IBM Security
Identity Manager (CVE-2014-8730)
More support for:
IBM Security Identity Manager
IBM Security Identity Manager (ISIM) version 7.0 Virtual Appliance
is affected by a TLS padding vulnerability, which could allow a remote
attacker to obtain sensitive information.
The following vulnerability affects IBM Security Identity Manager
DESCRIPTION: IBM Security Directory Server could allow a remote attacker to
obtain sensitive information, caused by the failure to check the contents of
the padding bytes when using CBC cipher suites of some TLS implementations. A
remote user with the ability to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack could
exploit this vulnerability via a POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded
Legacy Encryption) like attack to decrypt sensitive information and
calculate the plaintext of secure connections.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/99216 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM Security Identity Manager version 7.0 Virtual Appliance
Insure that the version listed below is installed on the system.
Product Version Fix level
ISIM 7.0 ISIM 7.0 Interim Fix 1
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THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
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