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Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in OpenSSL affects IBM Tivoli Netcool System Service Monitors/Application Service Monitors (CVE-2015-3194, CVE-2015-3195, CVE-2015-3196)

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Summary

Vulnerabilities in OpenSSL were disclosed on Jan 28, 2016 by openssl.org. OpenSSL 1.0.1s, used by IBM Tivoli Netcool System Service Monitors/Application Service Monitors, has addressed these vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability Details

CVE-ID: CVE-2015-3194
DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a NULL pointer dereference when verifying certificates via a malformed routine. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using signature verification routines with an absent PSS parameter to cause any certificate verification operation to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108503 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)
CVE-ID: CVE-2015-3195
DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a memory leak in a malformed X509_ATTRIBUTE structure. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain CMS data and other sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108504 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

CVE-ID: CVE-2015-3196
DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a race condition when PSK identity hints are received by a multi-threaded client and the SSL_CTX structure is updated with the incorrect value. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to possibly corrupt memory and cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108505 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

Versions:
· SSM 4.0.0 FP1 – FP14 and Interim Fix 14-01 – Interim Fix 14-07
· SSM 4.0.1 FP1 – FP2 Interim Fix 03

Remediation/Fixes

Product VRMF APAR Remediation/First Fix
4.0.0.14-TIV-SSM-IF0008 4.0.0.14 None http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=0&uid=isg400002629
4.0.1.2-TIV-SSM-IF0004 4.0.1.2 None http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=0&uid=isg400002626

Workarounds and Mitigations

None known

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References

Complete CVSS v2 Guide
On-line Calculator v2

Related information

Acknowledgement

None

Change History

18 Apr 2016 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: Netcool/System Service Monitor
Netcool System Service Monitor

Software version: 4.0.0, 4.0.1

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 1980714

Modified date: 19 April 2016