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                         AUSCERT Security Bulletin

   A vulnerability has been identified in a number of Blue Coat products
                             25 February 2010


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:              SGOS 5
                      SGOS 4
Operating System:     Network Appliance
Impact/Access:        Provide Misleading Information -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:           None
CVE Names:            CVE-2009-3555  
Member content until: Saturday, March 27 2010
Reference:            ASB-2009.1125.2


        A vulnerability has been identifed in the TLS and SSLv3 implementations 
        used by Blue Coat products SGOS 5, SGOS 4, PacketShaper and 


        This vulnerability has been described by the vendor as:
        "TLS and SSLv3 are vulnerable to a man-in-the-middle attack. This 
        vulnerability is due to a design flaw in the cipher suite renegotiation 
        capability of the protocol, not to a particular implementation defect. 
        The vulnerability allows an attacker to insert his own traffic into the
        beginning of the clients application protocol stream." [1]
        This vulnerability in the TLS and SSLv3 protocols has been assigned the 
        following CVE reference number: CVE-2009-3555 [2]


        The vendor has not yet provided a solution to correct this 
        vulnerability, but has issued the following statement:
        "Workarounds are being investigated. This advisory will be updated as 
        more information becomes available.
        Some TLS/SSL implementations such as OpenSSL have provided a temporary 
        work-around patch which disables renegotiations. This patch will defend 
        against the vulnerability, but may also prevent legitimate 
        renegotiations from taking place thereby causing undesirable 
        connectivity problems. As such, Blue Coat Systems will not be providing 
        this workaround patch to customers. However, an option to disable 
        renegotiation may be offered in conjunction with other measures." [1]


        [1] Bluecoat Knowledge Base - Security Advisories February 23, 2010 -
            TLS/SSLv3 renegotiation

        [2] CVE - CVE-2009-3555 (under review)

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