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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in OpenSSL affect IBM Tivoli Netcool System Service Monitors/Application Service Monitors (CVE-2014-3570, CVE-2014-3571, CVE-2014-3572, CVE-2014-8275, CVE-2015-0204, CVE-2015-0206)

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Summary

OpenSSL vulnerabilities were disclosed on January 8, 2015 by the OpenSSL Project. OpenSSL is used by IBM Tivoli Netcool System Service Monitors/Application Service Monitors has addressed the applicable CVEs.

Vulnerability Details

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-3570

DESCRIPTION: An unspecified error in OpenSSL related to the production of incorrect results on some platforms by Bignum squaring (BN_sqr) has an unknown attack vector and impact.

CVSS Base Score: 2.600
CVSS Temporal Score: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/99710 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-3571

DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a NULL pointer dereference when handling malicious messages. By sending a specially-crafted DTLS message, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a segmentation fault.

CVSS Base Score: 5.000
CVSS Temporal Score: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/99703 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-3572

DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL could provide weaker than expected security. The client accepts a handshake using an ephemeral ECDH ciphersuite with the server key exchange message omitted. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to launch further attacks on the system.

CVSS Base Score: 1.200
CVSS Temporal Score: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/99705 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-8275

DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL could allow a local attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the modification of the fingerprint without breaking the signature. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using non-DER or invalid encodings outside the signed portion of a certificate bypass security restrictions and perform unauthorized actions.

CVSS Base Score: 1.200
CVSS Temporal Score: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/99709 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

CVE-ID: CVE-2015-0204

DESCRIPTION:
OpenSSL could provide weaker than expected security. The client accepts the use of an RSA temporary key in a non-export RSA key exchange ciphersuite. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to launch further attacks on the system.

CVSS Base Score: 4.300
CVSS Temporal Score: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/99707 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

CVE-ID: CVE-2015-0206

DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a memory leak in the dtls1_buffer_record function. By sending repeated DTLS records with the same sequence number, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to exhaust all available memory resources.

CVSS Base Score: 5.000
CVSS Temporal Score: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/99704 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Affected Products and Versions

SSM 4.0.0 FP1 - FP14 and Interim Fix 14-01 – Interim Fix 14-04
SSM 4.0.1 FP1 – FP2

Remediation/Fixes

Product VRMF APAR Remediation/First Fix
4.0.1.2-TIV-SSM-IF0001 4.0.1.2 None http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg400002085
4.0.0.14-TIV-SSM-IF0005 4.0.0.14 None http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg400002088

Workarounds and Mitigations

None known

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References

Complete CVSS v2 Guide
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Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

24 March 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: Netcool/System Service Monitor
Netcool System Service Monitor

Software version: 4.0

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 1697205

Modified date: 23 March 2015