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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in IBM GSKit affect IBM
27 July 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Personal Communications
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Reduced Security -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2018-1447
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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in IBM GSKit affect IBM Personal
More support for: Personal Communications
Software version: 12.0, 220.127.116.11, 12.0.1, 12.0.2, 12.0.3
Operating system(s): Windows
Reference #: 0717435
Modified date: 26 July 2018
GSKit is an IBM component that is used by IBM Personal Communications. GSKit
that is shipped with IBM Personal Communications contains security
vulnerability. IBM Personal Communications has addressed the same.
DESCRIPTION: The GSKit CMS KDB logic fails to salt the hash function resulting
in weaker than expected protection of passwords. A weak password may be
recovered. Note: After update the customer should change password to ensure the
new password is stored more securely. Products should encourage customers to
take this step as a high priority action.
CVSS Base Score: 5.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/139972 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM Personal Communications 12.0, 18.104.22.168, 12.0.1, 12.0.2, 12.0.3
Product VRMF Remediation
IBM Personal Communications 12.0 Upgrade to Personal Communications 12.0.4
IBM Personal Communications 22.214.171.124 Upgrade to Personal Communications 12.0.4
IBM Personal Communications 126.96.36.199 Upgrade to Personal Communications 12.0.4
IBM Personal Communications 188.8.131.52 Upgrade to Personal Communications 12.0.4
IBM Personal Communications 184.108.40.206 Upgrade to Personal Communications 12.0.4
15 July 2018: 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.
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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