Information disclosure in IBM Watson Machine Learning Accelerator

Published: 2022-09-05
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-15522
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
IBM Watson Machine Learning Accelerator
Other software / Other software solutions

Vendor IBM Corporation

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Information Exposure Through Timing Discrepancy

EUVDB-ID: #VU55035

Risk: Medium


CVE-ID: CVE-2020-15522

CWE-ID: CWE-208 - Information Exposure Through Timing Discrepancy

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to a timing issue within the EC math library. A remote attacker who can observe timing information for the generation of multiple deterministic ECDSA signatures is able to reconstruct the private key used for encryption.


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Vulnerable software versions

IBM Watson Machine Learning Accelerator: 1.2.1 - 2.3.1

CPE2.3 External links

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