GSKit is an IBM component that is used by Blueworx Voice Response since Fix Pack 8 (Fix level The GSKit that is shipped with Blueworx Voice Response contains multiple security vulnerabilities including the “The RC4 Bar Mitzvah Attack” TLS/SSL client and server vulnerability. Blueworx Voice Response has addressed the applicable CVE.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-2808
DESCRIPTION: The RC4 algorithm, as used in the TLS protocol and SSL protocol, could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to remotely expose account credentials without requiring an active man-in-the-middle session. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to retrieve credit card data or other sensitive information. This vulnerability is commonly referred to as "Bar Mitzvah Attack".
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Blueworx Voice Response for AIX V6.1 (also known as WebSphere Voice Response for AIX V6.1)


Blueworx Voice Response V6.1 fix level

APAR: IV72487

Fix Center download link:

You should verify applying this fix does not cause any compatibility issues.

Workarounds and Mitigations

Log in as dtuser.
Update $SYS_DIR/voip/cipher.ini to add comments (#) at the start of the following lines:


Note each line may occur multiple times and each occurrence should be commented out.

Now shutdown and restart BVR.

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Related information

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