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Security Bulletin: IBM® SDK for Node.js™ is affected by the following OpenSSL vulnerabilities: CVE-2014-0224, CVE-2014-0221, CVE-2014-0195, CVE-2014-0198, CVE-2010-5298, CVE-2014-3470

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Summary

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 https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/93586 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-0221

DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a recursion error in the DTLS client. By sending an invalid DTLS handshake, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/93587 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-0195

DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL is vulnerable to a buffer overflow. By sending invalid DTLS packet fragments, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to overrun the client or server and execute arbitrary code on a DTLS client or server.

CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/93588 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-0198

DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a NULL pointer dereference in the do_ssl3_write() function. If SSL_MODE_RELEASE_BUFFERS is enabled, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/93000 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

CVE-ID: CVE-2010-5298

DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a race condition in the ssl3_read_bytes function. If SSL_MODE_RELEASE_BUFFERS is enabled, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability using an SSL connection in a multithreaded environment to inject data into an SSL stream and cause a denial of service.

CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/92632 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-3470

DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the implementation of anonymous ECDH ciphersuites. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/93589 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM SDK for Node.js v1.1.0.3 and earlier

Remediation/Fixes

IBM SDK for Node.js v1.1.0.4 and later

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.

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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

Change History

3 July 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.

Disclaimer

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Document information

More support for: IBM SDK for Node.js

Software version: 1.1

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 1678167

Modified date: 03 July 2014


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