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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in SSLv3 affects IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System (CVE-2014-3566)

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Summary

SSLv3 contains a vulnerability that has been referred to as the Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption (POODLE) attack. SSLv3 is enabled in IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System.

Vulnerability Details


CVE-ID: CVE-2014-3566

DESCRIPTION: Product could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a design error when using the SSLv3 protocol. 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) attack to decrypt SSL sessions and access the plaintext of encrypted connections.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/97013 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

Products: GX3002, GX4002, GX4004, GX4004-v2, GX5008, GX5008-v2, GX5108, GX5108-v2, GX5208, GX5208-v2, GX6116, GX7412, GX7412-10, GX7412-05, GX7800, GV200, GV1000
Firmware versions: 4.6.2, 4.6.1, 4.6, 4.5, 4.4, and 4.3

Remediation/Fixes

The following IBM Threat Fixpacks have the fixes for these vulnerabilities:


IBM recommends that you review your entire environment to identify areas that enable the SSLv3 protocol and take appropriate mitigation and remediation actions. The most immediate mitigation action that can be taken is disabling SSLv3.

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

*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 Security Network Intrusion Prevention System

Software version: 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2

Operating system(s): Firmware

Reference #: 1689349

Modified date: 08 March 2017