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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
OpenSSL RSA Key generation algorithm information disclosure
17 December 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Security Identity Manager
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Access Privileged Data -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2018-0737
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Security Bulletin: OpenSSL RSA Key generation algorithm information disclosure
More support for: IBM Security Identity Manager
Software version: 6.0,7.0
Operating system(s): Platform Independent
Reference #: 0732111
Modified date: 16 December 2018
The Windows and z/OS Security Identity Adapters are now upgraded to a more
current release to correct CVE (CVE-2018-0737) "OpenSSL RSA Key generation
algorithm information disclosure".
DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL allowa a local attacker to obtain sensitive information.
This is caused by a cache-timing side channel attack in the RSA Key generation
algorithm. An attacker with access to mount cache timing attacks during the RSA
key generation process can exploit this vulnerability to recover the private
key and obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 3.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/141679 for the current
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM Security Identity Manager v6.0 Adapters for Windows and z/OS platforms
Security Identity Adapters v7.x for Windows and z/OS platforms
Obtain the latest GA levels of 6.0 or 7.x adapters, as found on the Fix Link
pages listed below:
o IBM Security Identity Adapters v6.0
o IBM Security Identity Adapters v7.0
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