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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability CVE-2021-39023 in IBM Guardium Data Encryption (GDE)

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Vulnerability identified in IBM Guardium Data Encryption (GDE). Please apply the latest version for the fixes.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-39023
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Guardium Data Encryption (GDE) could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information when a detailed technical error message is returned in the browser. This information could be used in further attacks against the system.
CVSS Base score: 2.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Product Name  Component NameAffected Version 
IBM Guardium Data Encryption (GDE)Guardium Cloud Key Manager (GCKM)1.10.1
IBM Guardium Data Encryption (GDE)CipherTrust Tokenization Server (CT-VL)
IBM Guardium Data Encryption (GDE)CipherTrust Manager ( CM)2.6


Please apply the fix from below links, to obtain  the fixes.
Note: In order to get the fix, customer needs to login to Thales portal.

Component Name    Fixed in VersionPatch/Upgrade link
Guardium Cloud Key Manager (GCKM)1.10.2
CipherTrust Tokenization Server (CT-VL)
 Manager (CM)2.7



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John Zuccato, Rodney Ryan, Chris Shepherd, Nathan Roane, Vince Dragnea, Troy Fisher, Gabor Minyo, Geoffrey Owden, and Ben Goodspeed from the IBM X-Force Ethical Hacking Team.

Change History

04 May 2022: 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


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Document Information

Modified date:
05 May 2022