Security Bulletin: IBM TS2900 Tape Library update for security vulnerabilities in OpenSSL (CVE-2013-0169)

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Abstract

Download an update to the TS2900 Tape Library, which contains a newer version of OpenSSL that fixes certain security vulnerabilities that were present in older versions of OpenSSL.

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS:
DESCRIPTION:
A security vulnerability was found in OpenSSL version 1.0.1c (along with other earlier versions). For a complete list of OpenSSL Vulnerabilities by version, please refer to: http://www.openssl.org/news/vulnerabilities.html

The IBM TS2900 tape library firmware has been updated to contain a newer version of OpenSSL.


CVEID: CVE-2013-0169
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/81902 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)


AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND VERSIONS:
All TS2900 tape libraries with firmware versions lower than 0026.


REMEDIATION:
The recommended solution involves applying the fix, which is contained in firmware version 0026 and above. The fix remediates the vulnerability by updating OpenSSL to version 1.0.1d.

Fix:
Apply firmware version 0026 or later, available from IBM Fix Central http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/

Workaround(s):
None

Mitigation(s):
Connect the library directly to a workstation or private network that is trusted (i.e., access to the workstation or network is controlled or limited to persons that would all have administrator privileges or persons that can be trusted not to attempt to hack into the library).


REFERENCES


RELATED INFORMATION:
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
None

CHANGE HISTORY
07 June 2013: Original Copy Published

*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.


Note: 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.

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More support for:

Tape Autoloaders

Version:

Not Applicable

Operating system(s):

Platform Independent

Software edition:

N/A

Reference #:

S1004360

Modified date:

2013-11-25

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