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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java Runtime affect Content Manager Enterprise Edition (CVE-2014-3566, CVE-2014-6457, CVE-2014-6468)

Security Bulletin


There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM® Runtime Environment Java™ Technology Edition, Version 5 and 7 that is used by Content Manager Enterprise Edition. This also includes a fix for the Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption (POODLE) SSLv3 vulnerability (CVE-2014-3566). These were disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in October 2014.

Vulnerability Details

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-3566

DESCRIPTION: Product could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a design error when using the SSLv3 protocol. A remote user with the ability to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack could exploit this vulnerability via a POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) attack to decrypt SSL sessions and access the plaintext of encrypted connections.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2014-6457

DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability related to the JSSE component has partial confidentiality impact, partial integrity impact, and no availability impact.

CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-6468

DESCRIPTION: An unspecified vulnerability related to the Hotspot component has complete confidentiality impact, complete integrity impact, and complete availability impact.

CVSS Base Score: 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Affected Products and Versions

Content Manager Enterprise Edition v8.4.3 - 8.5.x



VRMFAPARRemediation/First Fix
Content Manager Enterprise Edition8.4.3.xnoneCall Level 2 support to request the following fix numbers:
006_84304tfc for Windows Platform
006_84304tfb for all other platforms (Non-Windows)
Content Manager Enterprise Edition8.5..x.xnoneCall Level 2 support to request fix. the following fix numbers:
002_850002atf for all platforms

Workarounds and Mitigations

IBM recommends that you review your entire environment to identify areas that enable the SSLv3 protocol and take appropriate mitigation and remediation actions. The most immediate mitigation action that can be taken is disabling SSLv3. You should verify disabling SSLv3 does not cause any compatibility issues.

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Change History

19 December 2014 Original Version Published
10 February 2015 Modified Version Published to include fix numbers

*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.


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Document Information

Modified date:
17 June 2018