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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in OpenSSL affects Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager Unix and VMware (CVE-2015-1788)

Security Bulletin


An OpenSSL denial of service vulnerability disclosed by the OpenSSL Project affects GSKit. Tivoli Storage Manager Unix and VMware are affected as GSKit is used for communication between FCM components.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-1788
OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error when processing an ECParameters structure over a specially crafted binary polynomial field. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to enter into an infinite loop.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Affected Products and Versions

The following IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager components and levels are affected by this OpenSSL vulnerability:

FlashCopy Manager for Unix and Linux, FlashCopy Manager for DB2, FlashCopy Manager for Oracle, FlashCopy Manager for Oracle with SAP environments, and FlashCopy Manager for Custom Applications at these levels:
- through
- through

FlashCopy Manager for VMware at these levels:
- through
- through


Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for Unix Release

First Fixing VRMF Level

Link to Fix / Fix Availability Target

Note that is no longer available for download. You can download to obtain the fix:
Tivoli Storage
FlashCopy Manager for VMware Release
First Fixing VRMF LevelClient
Link to Fix / Fix Availability Target

3.2 that is no longer available for download. You can download to obtain the fix:

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

05 February 2018 - Updated links to

*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 Information

Modified date:
17 June 2018