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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in Bouncy Castle API affect IBM License Metric Tool v9.

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM License Metric Tool is affected by Bouncy Castle Cryptography vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2018-1000613
DESCRIPTION:   Legion of the Bouncy Castle Java Cryptography APIs could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an unsafe reflection flaw in XMSS/XMSS^MT private key deserialization. By using specially-crafted private key, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/148041 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2018-1000180
DESCRIPTION:   Bouncy Castle could provide weaker than expected security, caused by an error in the Low-level interface to RSA key pair generator. The RSA Key Pairs generated in low-level API with added certainty may have less M-R tests than expected. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to launch further attacks on the system.
CVSS Base score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/144810 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM License Metric ToolAll

Remediation/Fixes

Upgrade to version 9.2.19 or later using the following procedure:

  • In BigFix console, expand IBM License Reporting (ILMT) node under Sites node in the tree panel.
  • Click Fixlets and Tasks node. Fixlets and Tasks panel will be displayed on the right.
  • In the Fixlets and Tasks panel locate Upgrade to the latest version of IBM License Metric Tool 9.x fixlet and run it against the computer that hosts your server.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

26 Mar 2020: Initial Publication

*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 Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
03 April 2020

UID

ibm16152121