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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in SSLv3 affects TS3500 (CVE-2014-3566)

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Summary

SSLv3 contains a vulnerability that has been referred to as the Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption (POODLE) attack. SSLv3 is enabled in TS3500.

Vulnerability Details

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-3566

DESCRIPTION: Product could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a design error when using the SSLv3 protocol. A remote user with the ability to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack could exploit this vulnerability via a POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) attack to decrypt SSL sessions and access the plaintext of encrypted connections.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/97013 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

Firmware versions below E070.

Remediation/Fixes

Apply firmware version E070 or later, available from IBM Fix Central
http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/. This fix removes SSL 3.0 support.

Workarounds and Mitigations

Disable SSL 3.0 on any web browsers that are used to access the web user interface of the tape library.

IBM recommends that you review your entire environment to identify areas that enable the SSLv3 protocol and take appropriate mitigation and remediation actions. The most immediate mitigation action that can be taken is disabling SSLv3. You should verify disabling SSLv3 does not cause any compatibility issues.

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References

Related information

Acknowledgement

None

Change History

22 October 2014: Original Version Published
07 November 2014: Added Fix Information

*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 Security Bulletin.

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Document information

More support for: Tape Libraries

Version: Version Independent

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Software edition: N/A

Reference #: S1004962

Modified date: 07 November 2014


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