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Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in Sametime Unified Telephony (CVE-2013-0169, CVE-2013-0166, CVE-2012-2686)

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Sametime Unified Telephony (SUT) uses OpenSSL and needs to be updated to fix three security vulnerability issues found in OpenSSL




    The TLS protocol 1.1 and 1.2 and the DTLS protocol 1.0 and 1.2, as used in OpenSSL, OpenJDK, PolarSSL, and other products, do not properly consider timing side-channel attacks on a MAC check requirement during the processing of malformed CBC padding, which allows remote attackers to conduct distinguishing attacks and plaintext-recovery attacks via statistical analysis of timing data for crafted packets, aka the "Lucky Thirteen" issue.

    OpenSSL before 0.9.8y, 1.0.0 before 1.0.0k, and 1.0.1 before 1.0.1d does not properly perform signature verification for OCSP responses, which allows remote OCSP servers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via an invalid key.

    crypto/evp/e_aes_cbc_hmac_sha1.c in the AES-NI functionality in the TLS 1.1 and 1.2 implementations in OpenSSL 1.0.1 before 1.0.1d allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via crafted CBC data.

    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:N/I:N/A:P)

    Fix for the issue is provided for the Sametime Unified Telephony by upgrading the OpenSSL library in the product,


    Sametime Unified Telephony 8.5.2 and 8.5.2 IFR1.

    No remediation is known. Apply the provided fix.


    Contact IBM Support for a fix.




CHANGE HISTORY: September 10, 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.

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Document information

More support for: Lotus End of Support Products
IBM Sametime Unified Telephony

Software version: 8.5.2

Operating system(s): Linux, OS X, Windows

Reference #: 1646460

Modified date: 23 July 2014

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