Potential Security Exposure with IBM HTTP Server for WebSphere Application Server
CVE ID: CVE-2013-0169 (PM85211)
DESCRIPTION: The TLS protocol in the GSKIT component of the IBM HTTP Server does not properly consider timing side-channel attacks, which could allow a remote attacker to conduct distinguishing attacks and plain-text recovery attacks via statistical analysis of timing data for crafted packets, aka the "Lucky Thirteen" issue.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/81902 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
AFFECTED VERSIONS: This problem affects the IBM HTTP Server component in all editions of WebSphere Application Server and bundling products:
· Version 8.5
· Version 8
· Version 7
· Version 6.1
REMEDIATION: The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack or PTF for each named product as soon as practical
Fix: Apply a Fix Pack or PTF containing this APAR PM85211, as noted below:
For affected versions of IBM HTTP Server for WebSphere Application Server:
For V220.127.116.11 through 18.104.22.168 Full Profile:
For V22.214.171.124 through 126.96.36.199:
For V188.8.131.52 through 184.108.40.206:
For V220.127.116.11 through 18.104.22.168:
· Workaround(s): None
· Mitigation(s): None
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For additional details and information on WebSphere Application Server product updates:
· 30 May 2013: Original copy 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 Flash.
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15 June 2018