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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   IBM AIX Vendors:   IBM
IBM AIX Default TLS Version Lets Remote Users Conduct Man-in-the-Middle Attacks Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036467
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036467
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-7575, CVE-2016-0266   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Oct 21 2016
Original Entry Date:  Jul 27 2016
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.3, 6.1, 7.1, 7.2
Description:   A vulnerability reported in IBM AIX. A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system in certain cases.

The operating system does not require the newest version of TLS by default. A remote user that can conduct a man-in-the-middle attack can obtain potentially sensitive information communicated by the target system.

Impact:   A remote user that can conduct a man-in-the-middle attack can obtain potentially sensitive information communicated by the target system.
Solution:   IBM has issued a fix for IBM AIX.

For 5.3.12: IV86120
For 6.1.9: IV86116
For 7.1.3: IV86117
For 7.1.4: IV86118
For 7.2.0: IV86119, IV86132

[Editor's note: On October 20, 2016, the vendor updated their advisory to indicate that new iFixes are available for AIX 5.3.12.9, 6.1.9.5, 6.1.9.6, 7.1.3.5, and 7.1.3.6 and are recommended.]

The IBM advisory is available at:

https://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/nettcp_advisory2.asc

Vendor URL:  www.ibm.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Dec 6 2016 (IBM Issues Fix for IBM AIX pConsole) IBM AIX Default TLS Version Lets Remote Users Conduct Man-in-the-Middle Attacks Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information on the Target System
IBM has issued a fix for IBM AIX pConsole.



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