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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Diffie-Hellman ciphers
affects IBM eDiscovery Analyzer (CVE-2015-4000)
5 June 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM eDiscovery Analyzer
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Access Privileged Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Provide Misleading Information -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2015-4000
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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Diffie-Hellman ciphers affects IBM
eDiscovery Analyzer (CVE-2015-4000)
More support for:
18.104.22.168, 2.2.1, 2.2.2
The Logjam Attack on TLS connections using the Diffie-Hellman (DH) key
exchange protocol affects IBM eDiscovery Analyzer.
DESCRIPTION: The TLS protocol could allow a remote attacker to obtain
sensitive information, caused by the failure to properly convey a DHE_EXPORT
ciphersuite choice. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using
man-in-the-middle techniques to force a downgrade to 512-bit export-grade
cipher. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to recover the session
key as well as modify the contents of the traffic. This vulnerability is
commonly referred to as "Logjam".
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/103294 for the current
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM eDiscovery Analyzer Version 2.2
IBM eDiscovery Analyzer Version 2.2.1
IBM eDiscovery Analyzer Version 2.2.2
Workarounds and Mitigations
The Logjam attack, which affects TLS connections using the Diffie-Hellman (DH)
key exchange protocol, may affect IBM eDiscovery Analyzer. In order to protect
the installation from this vulnerability, DE/DHE ciphers should be disabled.
This can be accomplished by ensuring that all of the following strings are
specified as item elements in the array under the ExcludeCipherSuites element
You should verify applying this configuration change does not cause any
compatibility issues. Not disabling the DH or DHE stream ciphers will expose
yourself to the Logjam attack described above. IBM recommends that you review
your entire environment to identify other areas where you have enabled the
Diffie-Hellman key-exchange protocol used in TLS and take appropriate
mitigation and remediation actions.
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3rd June 2015
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