IBM Security Verify Access update for IBM GSKit

Published: 2023-07-25
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2023-32342
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
IBM Security Verify Access
Server applications / Remote management servers, RDP, SSH

Vendor IBM Corporation

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Inadequate Encryption Strength

EUVDB-ID: #VU76487

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2023-32342

CWE-ID: CWE-326 - Inadequate Encryption Strength

Exploit availability: No


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

The vulnerability exists due to IBM GSKit is using weak cryptographic algorithms. A remote attacker can send an overly large number of trial messages for decryption and perform a timing-based side channel attack against the RSA Decryption implementation.


Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

IBM Security Verify Access: 10.0.0

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to send a specially crafted request to the affected application in order to exploit this vulnerability.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.