AIX Java Advisory : Multiple Vulnerabilities (Bar Mitzvah)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83135


The remote AIX host has a version of Java SDK installed that is affected by multiple TLS security downgrades.


The version of Java SDK installed on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A man-in-the-middle information disclosure vulnerability exists due to a TLS security downgrade flaw. A man-in-the-middle attacker may be able to downgrade the SSL/TLS connection to use EXPORT_RSA cipher suites which can be factored in a short amount of time, allowing the attacker to intercept and decrypt the traffic.

- A flaw exists in the RC4 algorithm implementation due to improper combination of state data with key data during the initialization phase. A man-in-the-middle attacker can exploit this to conduct plaintext-recovery attacks.


Fixes are available by version and can be downloaded from the IBM AIX website.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83135

File Name: aix_java_apr2015_advisory.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Published: 2015/04/30

Updated: 2018/07/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix, cpe:/a:oracle:jre, cpe:/a:oracle:jdk

Required KB Items: Host/AIX/lslpp, Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AIX/version

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/04/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/03/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0138, CVE-2015-2808

BID: 73326, 73684

CERT: 243585