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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: A vulnerability in the GSKit component of
IBM DataPower Gateways (CVE-2016-0201)
9 March 2016
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM DataPower Gateways
Operating System: Network Appliance
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 DataPower
More support for:
IBM DataPower Gateways
6.0.0, 6.0.1, 7.0.0, 7.1, 7.2
IBM DataPower Gateways uses GSKit in certain modules - namely MQ, ISAM/TAM,
JMS. A vulnerability has been addressed in the GSKit component of IBM
DESCRIPTION: 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
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/109310 for the current
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 DataPower Gateway appliances all versions through 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168,
22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52
Fix is available in versions 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124 and
126.96.36.199. Refer to APAR IT13423 for URLs to download the fix.
You should verify applying this fix does not cause any compatibility issues.
For DataPower customers using versions 5.x and earlier versions, IBM
recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the
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29 February 2016: Original Version Published
*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will
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this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the
Reference section of this Security Bulletin.
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OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
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