31 October 2014
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 =========================================================================== AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution 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 =========================================================================== AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary --------------------------------- 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 - --------------------------BEGIN INCLUDED TEXT-------------------- 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. 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