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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
A vulnerability in the GSKit component of IBM Personal Communications
27 January 2016
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Personal Communications
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Access Privileged Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2016-0201
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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in the GSKit component of IBM Personal
More support for:
6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.0.3, 6.0.4, 6.0.5, 6.0.6, 6.0.7, 6.0.8, 6.0.9, 6.0.10,
6.0.11, 6.0.12, 6.0.13, 6.0.14, 6.0.15, 6.0.16
A vulnerability has been addressed in the GSKit component of IBM Personal
IBM GSKit could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information,
caused by a MD5 collision. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to
obtain authentication credentials.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See
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 Personal Communications 6.0.0 - 6.0.16
Product VRMF APAR Remediation/First Fix
IBM Personal Communications 6.0.16 Special Build N/A http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=ibm~Rational&product=ibm/Rational/IBM+Personal+Communications&release=22.214.171.124&platform=Windows&function=all
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OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
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