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Security Bulletin: Tivoli Storage Productivity Center is affected by the following OpenSSL vulnerabilities: CVE-2014-0224

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Security vulnerabilities have been discovered in OpenSSL that were reported on June 5, 2014 by the OpenSSL Project.

Vulnerability Details

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-0224
DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL is vulnerable to a man-in-the-middle attack, caused by the use of weak keying material in SSL/TLS clients and servers. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted handshake to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks to decrypt and modify traffic.

CVSS Base Score: 5.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

  • Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 5.2.x
  • Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 5.1.x
  • Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 4.x

The versions listed above apply to all licensed offerings of Tivoli Storage Productivity Center, including IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center Storage Analytics Engine.

System Storage Productivity Center is affected if it has one of the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center versions listed above.

The following are not affected and do not require an update:
  • Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication - all versions


The recommended solution is to apply the interim fix, fix pack or refresh pack for each named product as soon as practicable. Links to Fix Central are provided below:

For 5.2.0 through 5.2.2:

  • Apply refresh pack 5.2.3 or later (targeted to be available end of August 2014)

For 5.1.0 through --OR--
  • Apply fix pack or later (targeted to be available end of July 2014)

For 4.1.0 through 4.2.2 FP6: --OR--
  • Apply fix pack 4.2.2 FP7 or later (targeted to be available end July 2014)

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Workarounds and Mitigations

If you cannot apply the fix provided, you can mitigate exposure in Tivoli Storage Productivity Center by removing all connections to XIV storage subsystems.

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Related information

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Change History

23 June 2014: 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 Security Bulletin.


According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Storage Management Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Standard Edition AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows 4.2.2
Storage Management IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center
Storage Virtualization Software System Storage Productivity Center Windows
Storage Management Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Advanced AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows 5.1.1, 5.1, 5.2, 5.2.1

Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Productivity Center

Software version: 5.1, 5.1.1, 5.2, 5.2.1

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1677131

Modified date: 23 June 2014

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