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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: Padding Oracle Protection in IBM
DataPower Gateways GatewayScript modules (CVE-2015-7412)
10 November 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM DataPower Gateways
Operating System: Network Appliance
Impact/Access: Access Privileged Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2015-7412
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Security Bulletin: Padding Oracle Protection in IBM DataPower Gateways
GatewayScript modules (CVE-2015-7412)
More support for:
IBM DataPower Gateways
IBM DataPower Gateways has addressed a Padding Oracle Protection vulnerability
in GatewayScript decryption.
DESCRIPTION: IBM DataPower Gateways GatewayScript modules may be vulnerable to
Padding Oracle attacks in some scenarios, which could allow an attacker to
decrypt the captured message, and other messages encrypted using the same
CVSS Base Score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/107532 for the current
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM DataPower Gateway appliances version 22.214.171.124
Fix is available in versions 126.96.36.199. Refer to APAR IT10701 for URLs to
download the fix.
You should verify applying this fix does not cause any compatibility issues.
Workarounds and Mitigations
This vulnerability exists only in IBM DataPower Gateways functions configured
with a JWE decrypt action, or using the GatewayScript decryption API.
Requiring the ciphertext to be signed by the sender, and verifying that
signature as a prerequisite to performing decryption will address the
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