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Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in OpenSSL affect IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Client and IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for VMware

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Summary

OpenSSL, used by the IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Client and IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments): Data Protection from VMware, is vulnerable to two denial of service vulnerabilities which can cause the application to stop responding or crash.
NOTE1: This bulletin was updated on December 15, 2017 to add fixes for NetApp Services.
NOTE2: This bulletin was updated on February 15, 2018 to add 7.1 AIX client fix for NetApp Services.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-8610
DESCRIPTION:
SSL/TLS protocol is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error when processing ALERT packets during a SSL handshake. By sending specially-crafted packets, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to stop responding.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/118296 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:H)

CVEID: CVE-2017-3733
DESCRIPTION:
OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error during a renegotiate handshake when the original handshake did not include the Encrypt-Then-Mac extension. A remote authenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/122091 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)

Affected Products and Versions

These security exposures affect network connections between IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) and VMware services. This exposure affects:

  • IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Client levels:
    - 8.1.0.0 through 8.1.2.x - NetApp services (Linux and Windows)
    - 7.1.0.0 through 7.1.8.1 - NetApp services (AIX)
    - 7.1.0.0 through 7.1.7.x - NetApp services (Linux and Windows)
    - 7.1.0.0 through 7.1.6.4 - VMware services (Linux and Windows)
    - 6.4 and below all levels (6.4 and below are EOS)

    Note that VMware services for the 8.1 client are not affected because the affected component in 8.1 has been moved to Data Protection for VMware.
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments): Data Protection for VMware levels:
    - 8.1.0.0 through 8.1.0.1 - VMware services
    - 7.1.0.0 through 7.1.6.4 - VMware services
    - 6.4 and below all levels (6.4 and below are EOS)


Remediation/Fixes

IBM Spectrum Protect (Tivoli Storage Manager) Client Release Fixing VRM Level Platform Link to Fix / Fix Availability Target
8.1 8.1.4 Linux
Windows
For NetApp services,
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24044364
7.1 7.1.8.2 AIX For NetApp services,
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24044550
7.1 7.1.8 Linux
Windows
For NetApp services,
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24043984
7.1 7.1.6.5 Linux
Windows
For VMware services,
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24042496
6.4 and below For NetApp services, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed level or higher of the IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) Client.
For VMware services, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed level or higher of IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments): Data Protection for VMware.


IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments (Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments): Data Protection for VMware Release Fixing VRM Level Platform Link to Fix / Fix Availability Target
8.1 8.1.0.2 Linux
Windows
For VMware services,
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24043351
7.1 7.1.6.5 Linux
Windows
For VMware services, you can either apply the above client fix (7.1.6.5) or upgrade to Data Protection for VMware 7.1.6.5 using the following link:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24042520
6.4 and below For VMware services, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed level (8.1.0.2 or 7.1.6.5) or higher of IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments): Data Protection for VMware.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

31 May 2017 - Original version published
15 December 2017 - Updated to add fixes for NetApp services
15 February 2018 - Updated to add 7.1 AIX fix for NetApp services

*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

According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Storage Management IBM Spectrum Protect Client AIX, Linux, Windows 7.1, 8.1 All Editions
Storage Management Tivoli Storage Manager Client AIX, Linux, Windows 6.4, 7.1 All Editions
Storage Management IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments Data Protection for VMware Linux, Windows 8.1, 7.1 All Editions
Storage Management Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments Data Protection for VMware Linux, Windows 6.4, 7.1 All Editions

Document information

More support for: IBM Spectrum Protect
Client

Software version: 7.1, 8.1

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 2003673

Modified date: 15 February 2018