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Security Bulletin: TLS padding vulnerability affects Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX (CVE-2014-8730)

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Summary

Transport Layer Security (TLS) padding vulnerability via a POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) like attack affects Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX.

Vulnerability Details

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-8730

DESCRIPTION:

Product could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by the failure to check the contents of the padding bytes when using CBC cipher suites of some TLS implementations. A remote user with the ability to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack could exploit this vulnerability via a POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) like attack to decrypt sensitive information and calculate the plaintext of secure connections.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/99216 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX 4.2.0

Note: Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX versions 4.1.0 and 4.0.0 are not affected.

Remediation/Fixes

V.R.M.F APAR Remediation/First Fix
4.2.0 IT06191 Apply 4.2.0.2 iFix 004, available on Fix Central

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

9 Jan 2015: 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.

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Document information

More support for: Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX

Software version: 4.2

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

Reference #: 1693337

Modified date: 09 January 2015