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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: SmartCloud Orchestrator is affected by a
vulnerability in OpenSSL (CVE-2014-0160)
23 April 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact/Access: Access Privileged Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2014-0160
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Security Bulletin: SmartCloud Orchestrator is affected by a vulnerability in
More support for:
IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator
A security vulnerability has been discovered in OpenSSL.
DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive
information, caused by an error in the TLS/DTLS heartbeat functionality. An
attacker could exploit this vulnerability to expose 64k of private memory and
retrieve secret keys. An attacker can repeatedly expose additional 64k chunks
of memory. This vulnerability can be remotely exploited, authentication is
not required and the exploit is not complex. An exploit can only partially
affect the confidentially, but not integrity or availability.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/92322
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Warning: We strongly encourage you to take action as soon as possible as
potential implications to your environment may be more serious than indicated
by the CVSS score.
Affected Products and Versions
SmartCloud Orchestrator 2.3 and SmartCloud Orchestrator 2.3 FixPack 1
The vulnerability affects the Image Construction and Composition Tool bundle
named "Enablement Bundle for Virtual Application and System Plugins in
The above mentioned bundle is not added by default to images.
A fixed version of the "Enablement Bundle for Virtual Application and System
Plugins in Windows" software bundle is available with SmartCloud Orchestrator
22.214.171.124 iFix 1.
If you added to your image templates the aforementioned bundle, these are the
actions to fix them:
1. In Image Construction and Composition Tool, identify the images
cointaining the bundle
2. Identify the base image from which they were extended (Extends Image field)
3. Extend again the base image and add to that the fixed bundle
4. Synchronize and Capture the image
5. Delete the image identified at step 1.
6. In SmartCloud Orchestrator UI, register the newly created image
7. Identify in SmartCloud Orchestrator UI the virtual system patterns and
application patterns that are using any of the images mentioned at step 1.
8. In each of these patterns replace the vulnerable image with the newly
Once these steps have been completed all the new instances started will
contain a non vulnerable version of openssl.
If you have instances deployed from vulnerable images:
- - Remove the vulnerable version of openssl ( C:\OpenSSL-Win64\bin\Win64OpenSSL-*.exe)
and replace it with the non vulnerable version that you can extract from the
aforementioned software bundle
- - After applying the fix, additional instructions are needed for
1) Replace your SSL Certificates.
You need to revoke existing SSL certificates and reissue new certificates.
You need to be sure not to generate the new certificates using the old
private key and create a new private key (ie using "openssl genrsa") and use
that new private key to create the new certificate signing request (CSR).
2) Reset User Credentials
Users of network facing applications protected by a vulnerable version of
OpenSSL should be forced to reset their passwords and should revoke any
authentication or session related cookies set prior to the time OpenSSL was
upgraded and force the user to re-authenticate.
Warning: Your environment may require additional fixes for other products,
including non-IBM products. Please replace the SSL certificates and reset the
user credentials after applying the necessary fixes to your environment.
Workarounds and Mitigations
Complete CVSS Guide
On-line Calculator V2
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
April 30th 2014 Original Copy 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.
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.
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