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ESB-2016.0453 - [Win][Linux][HP-UX][Solaris][AIX] IBM Sterling Connect:Direct: Multiple vulnerabilities

Date: 23 February 2016
References: ASB-2015.0103  ESB-2015.2660  ESB-2015.2661  ESB-2015.2662  ASB-2016.0004  ESB-2016.0446  ESB-2016.0465  

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2016.0453
Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java Runtime affect IBM
          Sterling External Authentication Server (CVE-2015-7575,
               CVE-2016-0475, CVE-2015-4872, CVE-2015-5006)
                             23 February 2016

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM Sterling Connect:Direct
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  AIX
                   HP-UX
                   Linux variants
                   Solaris
                   Windows
Impact/Access:     Access Privileged Data         -- Remote with User Interaction
                   Modify Arbitrary Files         -- Remote/Unauthenticated      
                   Provide Misleading Information -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2016-0475 CVE-2015-7575 CVE-2015-5006
                   CVE-2015-4872  

Reference:         ASB-2016.0004
                   ASB-2015.0103
                   ESB-2016.0446
                   ESB-2015.2662
                   ESB-2015.2661
                   ESB-2015.2660

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21977054

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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java Runtime affect IBM
Sterling External Authentication Server (CVE-2015-7575, CVE-2016-0475,
CVE-2015-4872, CVE-2015-5006)

Security Bulletin

Document information

More support for:

Sterling Secure Proxy

External Authentication Server

Software version:

3.3.1, 3.4, 3.4.1, 3.4.2

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

1977054

Modified date:

2016-02-22

Summary

There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Runtime Environment Java Technology
Edition, Version 7.0 that is used by IBM Sterling External Authentication
Server. These issues were disclosed as part of the IBM Java Runtime updates
in October 2015 and January 2016 and include the vulnerability commonly
referred to as SLOTH.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:

CVE-2015-7575

DESCRIPTION:

The TLS protocol could allow weaker than expected security caused by a
collision attack when using the MD5 hash function for signing a
ServerKeyExchange message during a TLS handshake. An attacker could exploit
this vulnerability using man-in-the-middle techniques to impersonate a TLS
server and obtain credentials.

CVSS Base Score: 7.1

CVSS Temporal Score: See

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/109415

for the current score

CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined

CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:L/A:N)

CVEID:

CVE-2016-0475

DESCRIPTION:

An unspecified vulnerability in Oracle Java SE Java SE Embedded and Jrockit
related to the Libraries component has partial confidentiality impact,
partial integrity impact, and no availability impact.

CVSS Base Score: 5.8

CVSS Temporal Score: See

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/109946

for the current score

CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined

CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

CVEID:

CVE-2015-4872

DESCRIPTION:

An unspecified vulnerability in Oracle Java SE and JRockit related to the
Security component has no confidentiality impact, partial integrity impact,
and no availability impact.

CVSS Base Score: 5

CVSS Temporal Score: See

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/107361

for the current score

CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined

CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

CVEID:

CVE-2015-5006

DESCRIPTION:

IBM Java Security Components could allow an attacker with physical access to
the system to obtain sensitive information from the Kerberos Credential
Cache.

CVSS Base Score: 4.6

CVSS Temporal Score: See

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/106309

for the current score

CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined

CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:P/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Sterling External Authentication Server 2.4.2 through 2.4.2.0 iFix 2

IBM Sterling External Authentication Server 2.4.1 through 2.4.1.8 iFix 7 *

IBM Sterling External Authentication Server 2.4.0 through 2.4.0.4 iFix 6 *

IBM Sterling External Authentication Server 2.3.1 through 2.3.1.11 iFix 6 *

* Note: Releases marked with * will reach End of Support on 30 April 2016.

Remediation/Fixes

Apply the following fixes to upgrade the Java Runtime Environment.

Note: Before installing the JRE, review your ciphers and certificates to
ensure you do not use MD5.


Product                                                       VRMF                             APAR            Remediation/First Fix
IBM Sterling External Authentication Server  2.4.2.0                          IT13805                          Fix Central
IBM Sterling External Authentication Server  2.4.1.8                          IT13805                          Fix Central
IBM Sterling External Authentication Server  2.4.0.4                          IT13805                          Fix Central
IBM Sterling External Authentication Server  2.3.1.11                         IT13805                          Contact Support and request the fix package be published for you on the ECuRep server.

Workarounds and Mitigations

For CVE-2015-7575 (SLOTH MD5):

Users of Java 7 and later can address the issue by updating the
./jre/lib/security/java.security file as follows (both steps are required):

Add MD5 to the jdk.certpath.disabledAlgorithms property - For example:

jdk.certpath.disabledAlgorithms=MD2, RSA keySize < 1024,MD5

Add MD5withRSA to the jdk.tls.disabledAlgorithms property - For example:

jdk.tls.disabledAlgorithms=SSLv3, RC4, DH keySize < 768,MD5withRSA

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Important note

IBM strongly suggests that all System z customers be subscribed to the System
z Security Portal to receive the latest critical System z security and
integrity service. If you are not subscribed, see the instructions on the 
System z Security web site. Security and integrity APARs and associated fixes 
will be posted to this portal. IBM suggests reviewing the CVSS scores and 
applying all security or integrity fixes as soon as possible to minimize any 
potential risk.

References

Complete CVSS v2 Guide


On-line Calculator v2


Complete CVSS v3 Guide


On-line Calculator v3

IBM Java SDK Security Bulletin

January 2016

IBM Java SDK Security Bulletin

October 2015

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal

IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Acknowledgement

CVE-2015-7575 was reported to IBM by Karthikeyan Bhargavan at INRIA in Paris,
France

Change History

22 February 2016 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.

Segment    Product                  Component    Platform    Version    Edition
Commerce   IBM Control Center
Commerce   Sterling Connect:Direct

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