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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
OpenSSL Vulnerability Affects IBM Sterling Connect:Express for UNIX
30 October 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Sterling Connect Express
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact/Access: Access Privileged Data -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2018-0737
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Security Bulletin: OpenSSL Vulnerability Affects IBM Sterling Connect:Express
for UNIX (CVE-2018-0737)
More support for: Sterling Connect:Express for UNIX
Software version: 1.5.0
Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris
Reference #: 0735743
Modified date: 29 October 2018
A security vulnerability has been disclosed on 16th April 2018 by the OpenSSL
Project. OpenSSl is used by IBM Sterling Connect:Express for UNIX. IBM Sterling
Connect:Express for UNIX has addressed the applicable CVE.
DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL could allow a local attacker to obtain sensitive
information, caused by a cache-timing side channel attack in the RSA Key
generation algorithm. An attacker with access to mount cache timing attacks
during the RSA key generation process could exploit this vulnerability to
recover the private key and obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 3.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/141679 for the current
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM Sterling Connect:Express for UNIX 22.214.171.124
All versions prior to and including 126.96.36.199 iFix 150-1509
Apply the OpenSSL 1.0.2p updater for Connect:Express for Unix available on Fix
Workarounds and Mitigations
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 potential risk.
29 October 2018: Original Bulletin 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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