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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Gnu Transport Layer Security (GnuTLS) affects IBM SmartCloud Provisioning 2.1 for IBM Provided Software Virtual Appliance (CVE-2014-3466).

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Summary

Vulnerability in Gnu Transport Layer Security (GnuTLS) affects IBM SmartCloud Provisioning 2.1 for IBM Provided Software Virtual Appliance (CVE-2014-3466).

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3466
DESCRIPTION: The GnuTLS library provides support for cryptographic algorithms and for protocols such as Transport Layer Security (TLS). A flaw was found in the way GnuTLS parsed session IDs from ServerHello messages of the TLS/SSL handshake. malicious server might use this flaw to send an excessively long session ID value, which would trigger a buffer overflow in a connecting TLS/SSL client application using GnuTLS. This action then causes the client application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code.

CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/93542 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM SmartCloud Provisioning 2.1 for IBM Provided Software Virtual Appliance

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to download the IBM SmartCloud Provisioning 2.1 Fix Pack 5 for IBM Provided Software Virtual Appliance 2.1.0-TIV-ISCP-FP0005-SVA from Fix Central and apply it as soon as practical.

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

Change History

First version published August 4th 2014
Updated Title and Summary: June 2015

*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 SmartCloud Provisioning
Security

Software version: 2.1

Operating system(s): Linux

Reference #: 1678776

Modified date: 05 August 2014