Security Bulletin: OpenSSL vulnerability in current release of the IBM® SDK for Node.js™
OpenSSL ECDSA FLUSH+RELOAD cache side-channel attack
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 v22.214.171.124
IBM SDK for Node.js v126.96.36.199
IBM SDK for Node.js can be downloaded, subject to the terms of the developerWorks license, from here
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Workarounds and Mitigations
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ReferencesComplete CVSS v2 Guide
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Related informationIBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
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