IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System can be affected by vulnerabilities in OpenSSL (CVE-2011-4576, CVE-2011-4619, CVE-2012-2131 and CVE-2012-1165)

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Are GX appliances affected by OpenSSL vulnerabilities?

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IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention Systems can be affected by several vulnerabilities in OpenSSL. These vulnerabilities include obtaining sensitive information, denial of service and code execution vulnerabilities that could be exploited remotely by an attacker.

VULNERABILITY DETAILS

The following information was provided by OpenSSL. In the case of IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System the Local Management Interface, SSH and the security management network ports are affected by the vulnerabilities with the exception of CVE-2012-2131 which only affects the Local Management Interface. Furthermore, for each vulnerability identified below, no authentication is required, the vulnerability is remotely exploitable, and no specialized knowledge is required.

CVE-ID: CVE-2011-4576

DESCRIPTION:


The SSL 3.0 implementation in OpenSSL before 0.9.8s and 1.x before 1.0.0f does not properly initialize data structures for block cipher padding, which might allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive information by decrypting the padding data sent by an SSL peer.


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


CVE-ID: CVE-2011-4619

DESCRIPTION:


The Server Gated Cryptography (SGC) implementation in OpenSSL before 0.9.8s and 1.x before 1.0.0f does not properly handle handshake restarts, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via unspecified vectors.

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


CVE ID: CVE-2012-2131

DESCRIPTION:


Multiple integer signedness errors in crypto/buffer/buffer.c in OpenSSL 0.9.8v allow remote attackers to conduct buffer overflow attacks, and cause a denial of service (memory corruption) or possibly have unspecified other impact, via crafted DER data, as demonstrated by an X.509 certificate or an RSA public key. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2012-2110.

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


CVE ID: CVE-2012-1165

DESCRIPTION:

The mime_param_cmp function in crypto/asn1/asn_mime.c in OpenSSL before 0.9.8u and 1.x before 1.0.0h allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a crafted S/MIME message, a different vulnerability than CVE-2006-7250.

CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/74100 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)


AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND VERSIONS:

Products: GX3002, GX4002, GX4004, GX4004-v2, GX5008, GX5008-v2, GX5108, GX5108-v2, GX5208, GX5208-v2, GX6116, GX7412, GX7412-10, GX7412-05, GX7800, GV200, GV1000
Firmware versions: 1.x, 2.x, 3.x, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

REMEDIATION:

The following IBM Threat Fixpacks have the fixes for these vulnerabilities.

· 4.4.0.0-ISS-ProvG-AllModels-System-FP0001 for all IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System products at Firmware version 4.4
· 4.5.0.0-ISS-ProvG-AllModels-System-FP0001 for all IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System products at Firmware version 4.5

IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System users on Firmware 1.x, 2.x, 3.x, 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 should upgrade to Firmware 4.4, with fixpack 4.4.0.0-ISS-ProvG-AllModels-System-FP0001, or Firmware 4.5, with fixpack 4.5.0.0-ISS-ProvG-AllModels-System-FP0001, or later.


Contact IBM Security Systems Support (http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/overview) to upgrade to the above required Fixpacks.

Workaround(s):
None

Mitigation(s):
None

REFERENCES:
· Complete CVSS Guide
· On-line Calculator V2
· CVE-2012-2131
· CVE-2011-4576:
· CVE-2011-4619:
· CVE-2012-1165

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


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
None


*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.


Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Security Proventia Virtualized Network Security Platform Not Applicable Firmware 3.3, 4.1, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

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IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System
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Software version:

1.8, 2.5, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

Operating system(s):

Firmware

Reference #:

1626257

Modified date:

2013-02-21

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