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Security Bulletin: Security Bulletin: IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX is affected by the following OpenSSL vulnerabilities: CVE-2014-0224

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)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX 4.0.00
· All versions prior to 4.0.00 iFix 112
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX 4.1.0
· All versions prior to iFix 27


The recommended solution is to apply the fix as soon as practical. Please see below for information about the available fixes.

Fixes for users who are not running Connect:Direct in FIPS mode on HP-UX
VRMF APAR Remediation/First Fix
4.0.00 IT02558 Apply 4.0.00 iFix 112, available on IWM
4.1.0 IT02558 Apply iFix 27, available on Fix Central
Alternatively, upgrade to 4.2.0, which is not affected by the vulnerability.

Remediation for users who are running Connect:Direct in FIPS mode on HP-UX
Applying the iFixes listed in the table above on HP-UX (PA-RISC and Itanium) invalidates the FIPS mode of operation. Customers who run Connect:Direct on HP-UX in FIPS mode must upgrade to 4.2.0.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

3 July 2014: 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.


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Document Information

Modified date:
24 July 2020