Operating System:

[AIX]

Published:

31 October 2014

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                               ESB-2014.2015
Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in SSLv3 affects IBM WebSphere Application
   Server shipped with IBM SOA Policy Gateway Pattern for AIX Server 2.5
                              31 October 2014

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM WebSphere Application Server
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  AIX
Impact/Access:     Access Confidential Data -- Remote with User Interaction
                   Reduced Security         -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Mitigation
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-3566  

Reference:         ASB-2014.0122
                   ESB-2014.1858

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21688702

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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in SSLv3 affects IBM WebSphere Application 
Server shipped with IBM SOA Policy Gateway Pattern for AIX Server 2.5

Security Bulletin

Document information

More support for:

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository

Security

Software version:

8.0

Operating system(s):

AIX

Reference #:

1688702

Modified date:

2014-10-30

Summary

SSLv3 contains a vulnerability that has been referred to as the Padding Oracle
On Downgraded Legacy Encryption (POODLE) attack. SSLv3 is enabled by default 
in IBM WebSphere Application Server.

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3566

DESCRIPTION: IBM WebSphere Application could allow a remote attacker to obtain
sensitive information, caused by a design error when using the SSLv3 protocol.
A remote user with the ability to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack could 
exploit this vulnerability via a POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy 
Encryption) attack to decrypt SSL sessions and access the plaintext of 
encrypted connections.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3

CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/97013 for the 
current score

CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined

CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Remediation/Fixes

None

Workarounds and Mitigations

SSLV3 users will want to disable SSLV3 on IBM WebSphere Application Server.

See the following link for information on how to disable SSLv3 in IBM 
WebSphere Application Server: 
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21687173

IBM recommends that you review your entire environment to identify other areas
that enable the SSLv3 protocol and take appropriate mitigation such as 
disabling SSLv3 and remediation actions.

References

Complete CVSS Guide

On-line Calculator V2

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal

IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

*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.

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