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Security Bulletin: IBM MessageSight is affected by the following OpenSSL vulnerabilities: (CVE-2014-0224, and CVE-2014-0195)

Security Bulletin


Security vulnerabilities have been discovered in OpenSSL that were reported on June 5, 2014 by the OpenSSL Project.

Vulnerability Details

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-0224

DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL is vulnerable to a man-in-the-middle attack, caused by the use of weak keying material in SSL/TLS clients and servers. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted handshake to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks to decrypt and modify traffic.

CVSS Base Score: 5.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-0195

DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL is vulnerable to a buffer overflow. By sending invalid DTLS packet fragments, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to overrun the client or server and execute arbitrary code on a DTLS client or server.

CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: UndefinedCVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Affected Products and Versions

This vulnerability is known to affect the following offerings:

  • IBM MessageSight Server v1.0
  • IBM MessageSight Server v1.1

The vulnerability does NOT affect any version or release of the following:
  • IBM MessageSight JMS Client
  • IBM MessageSight Resource Adaptor

IBM Java JSSE does not use OpenSSL.


The IBM MessageSight Server firmware has been updated to use a newer version of OpenSSL, which contains a fix for the reported OpenSSL vulnerabilities.

ProductVRMFRemediation/First Fix
IBM MessageSight1.x.x.x1.1.0.1
A firmware update can be downloaded from: IBM Support: Fix Central

Workarounds and Mitigations


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*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