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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2015.3191
Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in openssh affects IBM Security Virtual
               Server Protection for VMware (CVE-2015-5600)
                             22 December 2015

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM Security Virtual Server Protection for VMware
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  VMware ESX Server
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2015-5600  

Reference:         ESB-2015.1975.2

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21973301

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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in openssh affects IBM Security Virtual 
Server Protection for VMware (CVE-2015-5600)

Security Bulletin

Document information

More support for:

IBM Security Virtual Server Protection for VMware

Software version:

1.1, 1.1.0.1, 1.1.1.0

Operating system(s):

Platform Independent

Reference #:

1973301

Modified date:

2015-12-17

Summary

A vulnerability in openssh makes IBM Security Virtual Server Protection for 
VMware susceptible to brute force attack.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-5600

DESCRIPTION: OpenSSH could allow a local attacker to obtain sensitive 
information, caused by an error in the keyboard-interactive authentication 
mechanism that allows successive authentications that exceed the MaxAuthTries
setting. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using brute-force 
techniques to crack the victim's password.

CVSS Base Score: 4

CVSS Temporal Score: See 
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/104877 for the current 
score

CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined

CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Product IBM Security Virtual Server Protection for VMware: 1.1, 1.1.0.1, 1.1.1

Remediation/Fixes

Product							VRMF	APAR	Remediation/First Fix

IBM Security Virtual Server Protection for VMware	1.1	None	1.1.0.10-ISS-VSP-svm-IF008

									http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=Security+Systems&product=ibm/Tivoli/Security+Virtual+Server+Protection+for+VMware&release=1.1&platform=VMware&function=all

IBM Security Virtual Server Protection for VMware	1.1.0.1	None	1.1.0.1-ISS-VSP-svm-IF010

									http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=Security+Systems&product=ibm/Tivoli/Security+Virtual+Server+Protection+for+VMware&release=1.1.0.1&platform=VMware&function=all

IBM Security Virtual Server Protection for VMware	1.1.1	None	1.1.1.11-ISS-VSP-svm-IF008

									http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?product=ibm/Tivoli/Security+Virtual+Server+Protection+for+VMware&release=1.1.1.0&platform=VMware&function=all


Workarounds and Mitigations

None known

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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

Acknowledgement

None

Change History

<15 December 2015>: 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.

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