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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: IBM N Series Data ONTAP SMI-S Agent is
affected by vulnerability in OpenSSL
26 May 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM N Series Data ONTAP SMI-S Agent
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Access Privileged Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2014-0160
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Security Bulletin: IBM N Series Data ONTAP SMI-S Agent is affected by
vulnerability in OpenSSL
More support for:
IBM N Series Data ONTAP SMI-S Agent is affected by vulnerability 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.
Important note: IBM strongly suggests that all System z customers be subscribed
to the System z Security Portal to receive the latest critical System z
security and integrity service. If you are not subscribed, see the instructions
on the System z Security web site. Security and integrity APARs and associated
fixes will be posted to this portal. IBM suggests reviewing the CVSS scores and
applying all security or integrity fixes as soon as possible to minimize any
Affected Products and Versions
N series - Data ONTAP SMI-S Agent
Versions 2.0, 3.0, 3.0.1, 3.0.1, 3.0.2R1, 4.0, 4.0P1, 4.0.1, 4.1, 5.0, 5.1 Linux
Product VRMF APAR Remediation
N Series Data ONTAP SMI-S Agent 2.0,3.0,3.0.1, Install version 5.1P1
3.0.1,3.0.2R1, Download the code and documentation
4.0,4.0P1,4.0.1, by signing on to the
4.1,5.0,5.1 IBM Web Membership (IWM)
Linux and windows
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 (i.e. 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
May 9, 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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