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Security Bulletin: Two security vulnerabilities found and fixed in WebSphere Business Events V7.0, V7.0.1 and in the DesignData Tooling (CVE-2012-2190, CVE-2012-2191)

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A vulnerability in relation to Session ID Lengths and SSL/TLS Server has been discovered that impacts GSKit used with the Webshpere Business Events 7.0 product.



CVE IDs: CVE-2012-2191 and CVE-2012-2190


An error in the Global secure Toolkit (GSKIT), could cause a denial of service or a segmentation violation when specially-crafted SSL/TLS data is sent.

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2190


CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: see for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)

*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.

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2191

CVSS Base Score: 5

CVSS Temporal Score: ( for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)

*Note**: This is score is based on the assumption that 25 to 75 percent of deployed systems are impacted.

If greater than 75 percent then the score will jump to over 8.7


Suse/Redhat- linux-x86_64
Suse/Redhat- linux-ppc64
Suse/Redhat- linux-ppc64_glibc23
Suse/Redhat- linux-s390_64
IBM- aix64
Solaris- sun64_x86

Non-Vulnerable Platforms
Microsoft - Windows 32 and 64 bit
Solaris - Sun-sparc 32 and 64 bit
Solaris - Sun32_x86
Redhat/SUSE - Linux32
IBM - Aix32
Hewlett Packard - hpux32
Hewlett Packard - hpux64

The recommended solution is to apply the appropriate ifix for this vulnerability. Apply latest IFIX that includes IV23081 to release 7.0. thru from here:

In general, Websphere Business Events Product 7 fix packs can be downloaded by filing a PMR to gain access to an internal site. You may download the specific fix pack you need from the following:

ReleaseAPARDownload URL
FP14IZ92338, IZ92160, IZ94070, IZ94473, IZ91514, IZ91162, IZ95759, IZ96129, IZ96969, IZ96970, IZ96973, IZ98846, IV00333, IZ97792, IZ97787, IV00765, IV01692, IV01737, IV02923, IV07893, IV10114, IV09812, IV11195, IV11399, IV11551, IV12186, IV14928, IV12060, IV18048, and IV23081. PMR specific location

Contact Technical Support:
In the United States and Canada dial 1-800-IBM-SERV
View the support contacts for other countries outside of the United States.
Electronically open a Service Request with WBE Technical Support.


None known; apply fixes


Set GSK_V3_SIDCACHE_SIZE=0 and GSK_V2_SIDCACHE_SIZE=0 in the server process environment on vulnerable systems.

Complete CVSS Guide (
On-line Calculator V2 (
X-Force Vulnerability Database (
X-Force Vulnerability Database (
CVE-2012-2190 (
CVE-2012-2191 (

<07/20/2012>: Original Copy Published
<09/12/2012>: Updated Copy Published

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Related Information

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Document Information

Modified date:
25 September 2022