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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java SDK affect IBM SPSS Modeler (CVE-2015-4000, CVE-2015-0478, CVE-2015-0488)

Security Bulletin


Summary

There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM SDK Java Technology Edition, Version 6 Service Refresh 16 Fix Pack 3, IBM SDK Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Service Refresh 8 Fix Pack 10, and IBM SDK Java Technology Edition, Version 7R1 Service Refresh 2 Fix Pack 10 that are used by IBM SPSS Modeler. These issues were disclosed as part of the IBM Java SDK updates in April 2015 and IBM Java SDK update addressing TLS protocol vulnerability involving DHE_EXPORT ciphersuite.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-4000
DESCRIPTION:
The TLS protocol could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by the failure to properly convey a DHE_EXPORT ciphersuite choice. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using man-in-the-middle techniques to force a downgrade to 512-bit export-grade cipher. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to recover the session key as well as modify the contents of the traffic. This vulnerability is commonly referred to as "Logjam".
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/103294 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2015-0488
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability related to the JSSE component could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/102336for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

CVEID: CVE-2015-0478
DESCRIPTION:
An unspecified vulnerability related to the JCE component could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/102339for 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 SPSS Modeler 14.2 FP3 IF023 and earlier

IBM SPSS Modeler 15 FP3 IF011 and earlier

IBM SPSS Modeler 16 FP2 IF001 and earlier

IBM SPSS Modeler 17 FP1 and earlier

Remediation/Fixes

Product

VRMFAPARRemediation/First Fix
IBM SPSS Modeler14.2.0.3PI43356SPSS Modeler 14.2 Fix Pack 3 Interim Fix 025
IBM SPSS Modeler15.0.0.3PI43356SPSS Modeler 15.0 Fix Pack 3 Interim Fix 013
IBM SPSS Modeler16.0.0.2PI43356SPSS Modeler 16.0 Fix Pack 2 Interim Fix 003
IBM SPSS Modeler17.0.0.1PI43356SPSS Modeler 17.0 Fix Pack 1 Interim Fix 002

You should verify applying this configuration change does not cause any compatibility issues. If you change the default setting after applying the fix, you will expose yourself to the attack described above. IBM recommends that you review your entire environment to identify other areas where you have enabled the Diffie-Hellman key-exchange protocol used in TLS and take appropriate mitigation and remediation actions.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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Acknowledgement

Reported to IBM by The WeakDH team at https://weakdh.org.

Change History

9 July 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:
16 June 2018

UID

swg21960194