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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in OpenSSL affect WebSphere
Transformation Extender Secure Adapters Collection (CVE-2015-1788)
6 October 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2015-1788
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Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in OpenSSL affect WebSphere Transformation
Extender Secure Adapters Collection (CVE-2015-1788)
More support for:
WebSphere Transformation Extender
Secure Adapter Collection
220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124
AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows
OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error when
processing an ECParameters structure over a specially crafted binary
DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error
when processing an ECParameters structure over a specially crafted binary
polynomial field. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause
the application to enter into an infinite loop.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/103778 for the current
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Affected Products and Versions
WebSphere Transformation Extender Secure Adapters Collection 126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52
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