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Security Bulletin: IBM Tivoli Netcool System Service Monitors/Application Service Monitors is affected by the following libcURL vulnerabilities: (CVE-2014-0139, CVE-2014-0138)

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Summary

Security vulnerabilities have been discovered in Open Source cURL/libcURL that were reported on March 26, 2014 by the cURL/libcURL Project.

Vulnerability Details

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-0139
DESCRIPTION: cURL/libcURL could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by an error in the hostmatch() function when validating certificates containing an IP address with a wildcard match within the Common Name field. By sending a specially-crafted SSL certificate containing wildcard characters, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to spoof the server and launch further attacks on the system.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/92130 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-0138

DESCRIPTION: cURL/libcURL could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the re-use of previously used connections when processing new requests. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to hijack the privileges of a different user's session and launch further attacks on the system.

CVSS Base Score: 6.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/92131 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)

Affected Products and Versions

SSM 4.0.0 FP1 - FP14 and Interim Fix 14-02

SSM 4.0.1 FP1 and Interim Fix 01-01

Remediation/Fixes

For Version 4.0.0
- Apply SSM 4.0.0.14 Interim Fix 03:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg400001838
For Version 4.0.1
- Apply SSM 4.0.1.1 Interim Fix 02:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg400001832

Workarounds and Mitigations

None known

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References

Complete CVSS v2 Guide
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Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Acknowledgement

None

Change History

16 June 2014: Original Version 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 Security Bulletin.

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Document information

More support for: Netcool/System Service Monitor
Netcool System Service Monitor

Software version: 4.0

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 1675820

Modified date: 16 June 2014