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Security Bulletin: IBM Security Access Manager is affected by an OpenSSL vulnerability (CVE-2016-8610)

Security Bulletin


IBM Security Access Manager has addressed the following OpenSSL vulnerability known as "SSL-Death-Alert".

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-8610
The SSL/TLS protocol is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error when processing ALERT packets during a SSL handshake. By sending specially-crafted plain-text ALERT packets, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to consume all available CPU resources. Note: This vulnerability is called "SSL-Death-Alert".
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected IBM Security Access Manager Appliance

Affected Versions
IBM Security Access Manager for Web (appliance)7.0 -
IBM Security Access Manager for Web8.0 -
IBM Security Access Manager for Mobile8.0 -
IBM Security Access Manager9.0 -



IBM Security Access Manager for Web7.0 - (appliance)IV98170Apply Interim Fix 31:
IBM Security Access Manager for Web8.0.0.0 -
IV98217Upgrade to
IBM Security Access Manager for Mobile8.0.0.0 -
IV98219Upgrade to
IBM Security Access Manager9.0 -
IV982171. For versions prior to, upgrade to
IBM Security Access Manager V9.0.3 Multiplatform, Multilingual (CRW4EML)
2. Upgrade to IF 2:

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

8 August 2017: 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