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Security Bulletin: Multiple Vulnerabilities Affect IBM Secure External Authentication Server

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Summary

There are multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Secure External Authentication Server. IBM Secure External Authentication Server has addressed the applicable CVEs.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-29722
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Sterling Secure Proxy uses weaker than expected cryptographic algorithms that could allow an attacker to decrypt highly sensitive information.
CVSS Base score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/201095 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-29723
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Sterling Secure Proxy uses weaker than expected cryptographic algorithms that could allow an attacker to decrypt highly sensitive information.
CVSS Base score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/201100 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-29728
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Sterling Secure Proxy contains hard-coded credentials, such as a password or cryptographic key, which it uses for its own inbound authentication, outbound communication to external components, or encryption of internal data.
CVSS Base score: 4.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/201160 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Secure External Authentication Server6.0.2
IBM External Authentication Server6.0.1
IBM Sterling External Authentication Server2.4.3.2

Remediation/Fixes

Product

VRMF

iFix

Remediation/First Fix

IBM Secure External Authentication Server

6.0.2.0

iFix 3

Fix Central

IBM Secure External Authentication Server

6.0.1.1

6.0.2.0 iFix 3

Fix Central

IBM Sterling External Authentication Server

2.4.3.2

iFix 12

Fix Central

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

26 Aug 2021: 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:
27 August 2021

UID

ibm16484685