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Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in OpenSSL affect IBM Spectrum Control (formerly Tivoli Storage Productivity Center) CVE-2015-3193, CVE-2015-3194, CVE-2015-3195, CVE-2015-3196, CVE-2015-1794

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Summary

OpenSSL vulnerabilities were disclosed on December 3, 2015 by the OpenSSL Project. OpenSSL is used by IBM Spectrum Control and Tivoli Storage Productivity Center. IBM Spectrum Control and Tivoli Storage Productivity Center have addressed the applicable CVEs.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-3193
DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an error in the x86_64 Montgomery squaring procedure. An attacker with online access to an unpatched system could exploit this vulnerability to obtain private key information.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108502 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)
CVEID: 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)

CVEID: 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)

CVEID: 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)

CVEID: CVE-2015-1794
DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error when a client receives a ServerKeyExchange for an anonymous DH ciphersuite with the value of p set to 0. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to trigger a segfault and cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108539 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

IBM Spectrum Control 5.2.8
Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 5.2.0 through 5.2.7
Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 5.1.0 through 5.1.1.9

The versions listed above apply to all licensed offerings of IBM Spectrum Control and Tivoli Storage Productivity Center, including IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center Storage Analytics Engine.

Remediation/Fixes

Note: It is always recommended to have a current backup before applying any update procedure.

Apply the IBM Spectrum Control or Tivoli Storage Productivity Center fix maintenance as soon as practicable. (See Latest Downloads.)

Affected Version APAR Fixed Version Availability
5.2.x IT13955 5.2.9 February 2016
5.1.x IT13955 5.1.1.10 April 2016

After upgrading to the fixed version of the IBM Spectrum Control or Tivoli Storage Productivity Center server, you must also upgrade your Storage Resource Agents (SRAs). In the GUI, all existing agents will be marked as "Upgrade needed". Follow the normal Storage Resource Agent upgrade procedure, as documented in the  Knowledge Center. Once the Storage Resource Agents have been upgraded, they will resume showing their running state, i.e. "Up".

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References

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Change History

25 February 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: IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition

Software version: 5.1, 5.1.1, 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.2.3, 5.2.4, 5.2.5, 5.2.6, 5.2.7, 5.2.8

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1977355

Modified date: 24 February 2016