Date: 14 March 2016
References: ESB-2015.3119 ESB-2016.0214 ESB-2016.0683
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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: A vulnerbility in Bouncy Castle affects
Rational Performance Tester (CVE-2015-7940 )
14 March 2016
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Rational Performance Tester
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Access Privileged Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2015-7940
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Security Bulletin: A vulnerbility in Bouncy Castle affects Rational
Performance Tester (CVE-2015-7940 )
More support for:
Rational Performance Tester
8.2, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 8.2.1, 22.214.171.124,
126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 8.3, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 8.5,
188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 8.5.1, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 8.6, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52,
8.7, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 8.7.1, 18.104.22.168
AIX, Solaris, Windows
Bouncy Castle could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information,
caused by an invalid curve attack. An attacker could exploit this
vulnerability to extract private keys used in elliptic curve crytpography and
obtain sensitive information.
Bouncy Castle could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information.
An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using an invalid curve attack to
extract private keys used in elliptic curve cryptography and obtain sensitive
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See
for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
RPT versions 8.2.*, 8.3.*, 8.5.*, 8.6.*, 8.7.*.
It is strongly recommended to upgrade to RPT version 9.0.
For older releases, you can alternatively update the Bouncy Castle library
1) Download the bouncy castle version 1.5.3 ( the jar can be downloaded here
2) Locate the previous bouncy castle librarie delivered, this will be
typically at the following path:
for RPT v22.214.171.124.
3) Rename the bouncy castle jar version 1.5.3 downloaded to the name of the
previous delivered jar ( jce-jdk13-134.jar ).
4) Replace the old jar with the new one.
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