HMC OpenSSL Upgrade to Address Cryptographic Vulnerabilities

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Problem(Abstract)

HMC releases prior to V7R7.7.0 use OpenSSL versions that had errors in cryptographic libraries that could allow remote attackers to conduct buffer overflow attacks, and cause a denial of service (memory corruption).

Resolving the problem

HMC releases prior to V7R7.7.0 use OpenSSL versions that had errors in cryptographic libraries that could allow remote attackers to conduct buffer overflow attacks, and cause a denial of service (memory corruption).

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2131 CVE-2012-2110 CVE-2012-0884 CVE-2012-0050 CVE-2011-4108 CVE-2011-4576 CVE-2011-4577 CVE-2011-4619 CVE-2012-0027 CVE-2011-3207 CVE-2011-3210 CVE-2011-0014 CVE-2010-4252 CVE-2010-3864 CVE-2010-0742 CVE-2010-1633

Description:
HMC V7R7.7.0 includes a newer version of OpenSSL that resolves a number of key security exposures, and improves the entropy by mixing the time into the entropy pool .

CVSS:
CVE-2012-2131
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/75099 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Unknown
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

CVE-2012-2110
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/74926 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Unknown
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

CVE-2012-0884
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/73916 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Unknown
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVE-2012-0050
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/72458 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Unknown
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

CVE-2011-4108
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/72128 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Unknown
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVE-2011-4576
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/72130 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Unknown
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVE-2011-4577
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/72131 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Unknown
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

CVE-2011-4619
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/72132 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Unknown
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

CVE-2011-3210
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/69614 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Unknown
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

CVE-2011-0014
CVSS Base Score: 5.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/68221 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Unknown
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)

CVE-2010-3864
CVSS Base Score: 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/63293 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Unknown
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Affected Platforms: Power Hardware Management Console (HMC)
V7R7.6.0 and all prior releases, with or without Service Packs and / or fixes.

Remediation: Upgrade to V7R7.7.0 (MH01343), plus mandatory efixes MH01355 and MH01345.

HMC Service Packs and eFixes are available through FixCentral.
The FixCentral retrieval process for Power HMC starts at http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/.

The links below are for the README files for the listed fixes.
http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/firmware/readme?fixid=MH01343
http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/firmware/readme?fixid=MH01355
http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/firmware/readme?fixid=MH01345

Work-around(s): The only recommended solution is to upgrade to HMC V7R7.7.0.

References:
o Complete CVSS Guide (http://www.first.org/cvss/cvss-guide.html )
o On-line Calculator V2 (http://nvd.nist.gov/cvss.cfm?calculator&adv&version=2 )
o CVE-2012-2131 http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/75099
o CVE-2012-2110 http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/74926
o CVE-2012-0884 http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/73916
o CVE-2012-0050 http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/72458
o CVE-2011-4108 http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/72128
o CVE-2011-4576 http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/72130
o CVE-2011-4577 http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/72131
o CVE-2011-4619 http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/72132
o CVE-2011-3210 http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/69614
o CVE-2011-0014 http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/68221
o CVE-2010-3864 http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/63293

Related Information:

o IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
o IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog


Change History:
26 March 2013: first draft.

Notes:

1. The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Flash.
2. According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.

Historical Number

666105211

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More support for:

Server Firmware, HMC and SDMC
HMC

Software version:

Version Independent

Operating system(s):

IBM i

Reference #:

N1010439

Modified date:

2013-04-04

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