Security Bulletin: IBM Tivoli Directory Server use of NULL ciphers in default Transport Layer Security configuration would result in unencrypted communications (CVE-2012-0726)
IBM Tivoli Directory Server (TDS) enables NULL-MD5 and NULL-SHA ciphers in the default Transport Layer Security (TLS) configuration. Use of either of these ciphers would result in unencrypted communications.
CVE ID: CVE-2012-0726
DESCRIPTION: In the default TDS environment with TLS enabled, the NULL-MD5 and NULL-SHA ciphers are enabled by default. If a client failed to negotiate a stronger cipher for the TLS session, it could default to using a either a NULL-MD5 and NULL-SHA cipher. This would result in unencrypted would leave communications effectively unencrypted.
CVSS Base Score: 6.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/74303 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
AFFECTED PLATFORMS: Version 6.3 and earlier
For TDS versions not listed here contact IBM Technical Support
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Enable Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) mode in ibmslapd ssl configuration to turn disable NULL ciphers.
1) Put the following text into cfgFIPS.ldif
2) ldapmodify -p <port> -D cn=root -w <pwd> -i cfgFIPS.ldif
Then restart both ibmdiradm and ibmslapd processes.
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|Created/Revised by||Date of Creation/Update||Summary of Changes|
|brookh||2012/04/17||Corrected CVSS and added disclaimer|
|brookh||2014/04/25||Redirect broken DCF links to fix central|
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IBM Security Directory Server
Software version: 6.1, 6.2, 6.3
Operating system(s): Platform Independent
Software edition: All Editions
Reference #: 1591272
Modified date: 25 April 2014
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