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Security Bulletin: OpenSSL vulnerability in current release of the IBM® SDK for Node.js™

Security Bulletin


Summary

OpenSSL ECDSA FLUSH+RELOAD cache side-channel attack

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0076

DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL could allow a local attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an implementation error in ECDSA (Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm). An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the FLUSH+RELOAD cache side-channel attack to recover ECDSA nonces.

CVSS Base Score: 2.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/91990 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM SDK for Node.js v1.1.0.2

Remediation/Fixes

IBM SDK for Node.js v1.1.0.3

IBM SDK for Node.js can be downloaded, subject to the terms of the developerWorks license, from here

IBM customers requiring an update for an SDK shipped with an IBM product should contact IBM support, and/or refer to the appropriate product security bulletin.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

Complete CVSS v2 Guide
On-line Calculator v2

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

*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: IBM SDK for Node.js

Software version: Version Independent

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 1676424

Modified date: 17 June 2014