ESB-2018.1378 - [Linux] IBM Streams: Access confidential data - Remote/unauthenticated 2018-05-04

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                               ESB-2018.1378
                 Weak ciphers vulnerability in IBM Streams
                                4 May 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM Streams
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  Linux variants
Impact/Access:     Access Confidential Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-1713  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22016056

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Security Bulletin: There is a weak ciphers vulnerability in IBM Streams


Document information

More support for: IBM Streams

Software version: 4.2.1

Operating system(s): Linux

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 2016056

Modified date: 02 May 2018


Security Bulletin

Summary

There is a vulnerability in IBM Streams where weak ciphers may be enabled when
Transport Layer Security is enabled.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1713
DESCRIPTION: IBM InfoSphere Streams uses weaker than expected cryptographic
algorithms that could allow an attacker to decrypt highly sensitive
information.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
134632 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 Streams Version 4.2.1 release

Remediation/Fixes

NOTE: Fix Packs are available on IBM Fix Central.

To remediate/fix this issue, follow the instructions below:

  o Version 4.2.x:  Apply 4.2.1 Fix Pack 4 (4.2.1.4) or higher.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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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


Change History

May 2, 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.

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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