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Security Bulletin: TLS padding vulnerability affects IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for Microsoft Windows (CVE-2014-8730)

Security Bulletin


Summary

Transport Layer Security (TLS) padding vulnerability via a POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) like attack affects IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for Microsoft Windows.

Vulnerability Details

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-8730

DESCRIPTION:
Product could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by the failure to check the contents of the padding bytes when using CBC cipher suites of some TLS implementations. 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) like attack to decrypt sensitive information and calculate the plaintext of secure connections.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/99216 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for Microsoft Windows 4.7.0
Note: IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for Microsoft Windows 4.5.00, 4.5.01 and 4.6.0 are not affected.

Remediation/Fixes

Product

VRMFAPARRemediation/First Fix
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for Microsoft Windows4.7.0IT06200Apply 4.7.0.3, available on Fix Central

You should verify applying this fix does not cause any compatibility issues.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

None

Change History

9 Jan 2015: 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.

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Document Information

Modified date:
24 July 2020

UID

swg21693495