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Security Bulletin: IBM MQ Appliance is affected by OpenSSL vulnerabilities (CVE-2018-0734 and CVE-2019-1559)

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM MQ Appliance has addressed the following OpenSSL vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2019-1559
DESCRIPTION:   If an application encounters a fatal protocol error and then calls SSL_shutdown() twice (once to send a close_notify, and once to receive one) then OpenSSL can respond differently to the calling application if a 0 byte record is received with invalid padding compared to if a 0 byte record is received with an invalid MAC. If the application then behaves differently based on that in a way that is detectable to the remote peer, then this amounts to a padding oracle that could be used to decrypt data. In order for this to be exploitable "non-stitched" ciphersuites must be in use. Stitched ciphersuites are optimised implementations of certain commonly used ciphersuites. Also the application must call SSL_shutdown() twice even if a protocol error has occurred (applications should not do this but some do anyway). Fixed in OpenSSL 1.0.2r (Affected 1.0.2-1.0.2q).
CVSS Base score: 5.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/157514 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:N/A:N)


CVEID:   CVE-2018-0734
DESCRIPTION:   The OpenSSL DSA signature algorithm has been shown to be vulnerable to a timing side channel attack. An attacker could use variations in the signing algorithm to recover the private key. Fixed in OpenSSL 1.1.1a (Affected 1.1.1). Fixed in OpenSSL 1.1.0j (Affected 1.1.0-1.1.0i). Fixed in OpenSSL 1.0.2q (Affected 1.0.2-1.0.2p).
CVSS Base score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/152085 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s) Version(s)
IBM MQ Appliance 8.0
IBM MQ Appliance 9.1 LTS
IBM MQ Appliance 9.1 CD

Remediation/Fixes

IBM MQ Appliance 8
Apply fix pack 8.0.0.14, or later. 
IBM MQ Appliance version 9.1 LTS
Apply fix pack 9.1.0.4, or later.
IBM MQ Appliance version 9.1 CD
Apply continuous delivery release 9.1.4, or later.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

24 Jan 2020: Initial Publication

*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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Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
27 January 2020

UID

ibm11126791