ESB-2018.2179 - [Win] IBM Personal Communications: Reduced security - Existing account 2018-07-27

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                               ESB-2018.2179
         Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in IBM GSKit affect IBM
                          Personal Communications
                               27 July 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM Personal Communications
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  Windows
Impact/Access:     Reduced Security -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-1447  

Reference:         ESB-2018.2120
                   ESB-2018.2046
                   ESB-2018.1050
                   ESB-2018.0790.3

Original Bulletin: 
   https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10717435

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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in IBM GSKit affect IBM Personal
Communications

Document information

More support for: Personal Communications

Software version: 12.0, 12.0.0.1, 12.0.1, 12.0.2, 12.0.3

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 0717435

Modified date: 26 July 2018

Security Bulletin

Summary

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.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1447
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, 12.0.0.1, 12.0.1, 12.0.2, 12.0.3

Remediation/Fixes

Product                      VRMF       Remediation

IBM Personal Communications  12.0       Upgrade to Personal Communications 12.0.4

IBM Personal Communications  12.0.0.1   Upgrade to Personal Communications 12.0.4

IBM Personal Communications  12.0.1.0   Upgrade to Personal Communications 12.0.4

IBM Personal Communications  12.0.2.0   Upgrade to Personal Communications 12.0.4

IBM Personal Communications  12.0.3.0   Upgrade to Personal Communications 12.0.4

Change History

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.

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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