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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: IBM Netezza Platform Software is affected
by a vulnerability in OpenSSL (CVE-2014-0160)
22 May 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Netezza
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Access Privileged Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2014-0160
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Security Bulletin: IBM Netezza Platform Software is affected by a vulnerability
in OpenSSL (CVE-2014-0160)
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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. It can be exploited on any system
(ie. server, client, agent) receiving connections using the vulnerable OpenSSL
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
IBM Netezza Platform Software 7.1 and 188.8.131.52
Upgrade the IBM Netezza Platform Software to 184.108.40.206-P1 (Link to fix pack)
After applying the fix, additional instructions are needed for CVE-2014-0160
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
OpenSSL Project vulnerability website
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
16 May 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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