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Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in OpenSSL (CVE-2014-3508 and CVE-2014-3509) affect the virtual machines deployed by IBM Workload Deployer.

Security Bulletin


Nine OpenSSL vulnerabilities were disclosed in August 2014. This bulletin addresses the two vulnerabilities that are applicable to virtual machines which are deployed by IBM Workload Deployer using the IBM OS Image for Red Hat Linux Systems and the IBM OS Image for AIX Systems.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2014-3508

OpenSSL could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an error in OBJ_obj2txt. If applications echo pretty printing output, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to read information from the stack.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2014-3509

OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a race condition in the ssl_parse_serverhello_tlsext() code. If a multithreaded client connects to a malicious server using a resumed session, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See 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 Workload Deployer and later.


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Change History

15 December 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.


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Document information

More support for: IBM Workload Deployer

Software version:

Operating system(s): Firmware

Reference #: 1693291

Modified date: 05 January 2015