IBM Tivoli Directory Server NULL cipher weak security

tds-nullcipher-weak-security (74303) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

IBM Tivoli Directory Server could provide weaker than expected security, caused by the use of NULL-MD5 and NULL-SHA ciphers in the default Transport Layer Security (TLS) configuration. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to launch further attacks against the victim.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 6.4
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 5.6
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Other

Remedy:

Refer to IBM Flash (Alert) 1591272 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • IBM Security Bulletin 1591272: Security Bulletin: IBM Tivoli Directory Server use of NULL ciphers in default Transport Layer Security configuration would result in unencrypted communications (CVE-2012-0726).
  • BID-53043: IBM Tivoli Directory Server Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2012-0726: The default configuration of TLS in IBM Tivoli Directory Server (TDS) 6.3 and earlier supports the (1) NULL-MD5 and (2) NULL-SHA ciphers, which allows remote attackers to trigger unencrypted communication via the TLS Handshake Protocol.
  • OSVDB ID: 81357: IBM Tivoli Directory Server TLS Multiple Cipher Unencrypted Communication Weakness
  • SA48872: IBM Tivoli Directory Server Paged Searches Denial of Service Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM Tivoli Directory Server 6.1
  • IBM Tivoli Directory Server 6.2
  • IBM Tivoli Directory Server 6.3

Reported:

Apr 16, 2012

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