-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in OpenSSL affect IBM
Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX (CVE-2016-8610)
18 January 2017
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2016-8610
- --------------------------BEGIN INCLUDED TEXT--------------------
Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in OpenSSL affect IBM Sterling
Connect:Direct for UNIX (CVE-2016-8610)
More support for: Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX
Software version: 4.1
Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris
Reference #: 1996760
Modified date: 17 January 2017
OpenSSL is used by IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX. IBM Sterling
Connect:Direct for UNIX has addressed the applicable CVEs.
DESCRIPTION: SSL/TLS protocol is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by
an error when processing ALERT packets during a SSL handshake. By sending
specially-crafted packets, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability
to cause the application to stop responding.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/118296 for the current
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for Unix 4.1.0
V.R.M.F APAR Remediation/First Fix
4.1.0 IT18697 Apply 220.127.116.11.iFix085, available on Fix Central
Workarounds and Mitigations
Get Notified about Future Security Bulletins
Subscribe to My Notifications to be notified of important product support
alerts like this.
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
Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
17 January 2017: Original version 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.
- --------------------------END INCLUDED TEXT--------------------
You have received this e-mail bulletin as a result of your organisation's
registration with AusCERT. The mailing list you are subscribed to is
maintained within your organisation, so if you do not wish to continue
receiving these bulletins you should contact your local IT manager. If
you do not know who that is, please send an email to email@example.com
and we will forward your request to the appropriate person.
NOTE: Third Party Rights
This security bulletin is provided as a service to AusCERT's members. As
AusCERT did not write the document quoted above, AusCERT has had no control
over its content. The decision to follow or act on information or advice
contained in this security bulletin is the responsibility of each user or
organisation, and should be considered in accordance with your organisation's
site policies and procedures. AusCERT takes no responsibility for consequences
which may arise from following or acting on information or advice contained in
this security bulletin.
NOTE: This is only the original release of the security bulletin. It may
not be updated when updates to the original are made. If downloading at
a later date, it is recommended that the bulletin is retrieved directly
from the author's website to ensure that the information is still current.
Contact information for the authors of the original document is included
in the Security Bulletin above. If you have any questions or need further
information, please contact them directly.
Previous advisories and external security bulletins can be retrieved from:
Australian Computer Emergency Response Team
The University of Queensland
Internet Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facsimile: (07) 3365 7031
Telephone: (07) 3365 4417 (International: +61 7 3365 4417)
AusCERT personnel answer during Queensland business hours
which are GMT+10:00 (AEST).
On call after hours for member emergencies only.
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----