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Security Bulletin: OpenSSL Heartbleed Vulnerability and Impact to SPSS Products

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OpenSSL Heartbleed Vulnerability
OpenSSL 1.0.1 through 1.0.1f (inclusive) are vulnerable

Vulnerability Details

What is OpenSSL Heartbleed
The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs).
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What versions of the OpenSSL are affected?
OpenSSL 1.0.1 through 1.0.1f (inclusive) are vulnerable
OpenSSL 1.0.1g is NOT vulnerable
OpenSSL 1.0.0 branch is NOT vulnerable
OpenSSL 0.9.8 branch is NOT vulnerable

Affected Products and Versions

NONE : No releases of SPSS AMOS, Analytic Server, Collaboration & Deployment Services, Data Collection, Modeler, SamplePower, Statistics, Text Analytics for Surveys, Visualization Designer or IBM Social Media Analytics are affected by this vulnerability

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*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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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Business Analytics Social Media Analytics
Business Analytics SPSS Analytic Server
Business Analytics SPSS Amos
Business Analytics SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services
Business Analytics SPSS Visualization Designer
Business Analytics SPSS Text Analytics for Surveys
Business Analytics SPSS Modeler

Document information

More support for: SPSS Statistics

Software version: Not Applicable

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 1669838

Modified date: 10 April 2014

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