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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in OpenSSL affect IBM InfoSphere Information Server

Security Bulletin


Summary

OpenSSL vulnerabilities were disclosed on March 1, 2016 by the OpenSSL Project. OpenSSL is used by IBM InfoSphere Information Server. IBM InfoSphere Information Server has addressed the applicable CVEs.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-0799
DESCRIPTION:
OpenSSL could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a memory error in the BIO_*printf() functions. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using specially crafted data to trigger an out-of-bounds read.
CVSS Base Score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/111143 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-0705
DESCRIPTION
: OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a double-free error when parsing DSA private keys. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to corrupt memory and cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/111140 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-0797
DESCRIPTION
: OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a NULL pointer dereference in the BN_hex2bn/BN_dec2bn() function. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using specially crafted data to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/111142 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-0702
DESCRIPTION
: OpenSSL could allow a local attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a side-channel attack against a system based on the Intel Sandy-Bridge microarchitecture. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to recover RSA keys.
CVSS Base Score: 2.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/111144 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-2842
DESCRIPTION:
OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the failure to verify that a certain memory allocation succeeds by the doapr_outch function. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially crafted string to cause an out-of-bounds write or consume an overly large amount of resources.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/111304 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

The following product, running on all supported platforms, is affected:
IBM InfoSphere Information Server: versions 8.5, 8.7, 9.1, 11.3 and 11.5

Remediation/Fixes

Product

VRMFAPARRemediation/First Fix
InfoSphere Information Server11.5
JR55691
--Upgrade to DataDirect ODBC drivers version 7.1.6
--Use TechNote to choose which OpenSSL version the drivers will use
--Use TechNote to follow additional post installation configuration steps
InfoSphere Information Server11.3
JR55691
--Upgrade to DataDirect ODBC drivers version 7.1.6
--Use TechNote to choose which OpenSSL version the drivers will use
--Use TechNote to follow additional post installation configuration steps
InfoSphere Information Server9.1
JR55691
--Upgrade to DataDirect ODBC drivers version 7.1.6
--Use TechNote to choose which OpenSSL version the drivers will use
--Use TechNote to follow additional post installation configuration steps
InfoSphere Information Server8.7
JR55691
--Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server version 8.7 Fix Pack 2
--Upgrade to DataDirect ODBC drivers version 7.1.6
--Use TechNote to choose which OpenSSL version the drivers will use
--Use TechNote to follow additional post installation configuration steps
InfoSphere Information Server8.5
JR55691
--Apply IBM InfoSphere Information Server version 8.5 Fix Pack 3
--Upgrade to DataDirect ODBC drivers version 7.1.6
--Use TechNote to choose which OpenSSL version the drivers will use
--Use TechNote to follow additional post installation configuration steps


For IBM InfoSphere Information Server version 8.1, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

None

Change History

17 May 2016: 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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Internal Use Only

PSIRT 72160 JR55691

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Document Information

Modified date:
16 June 2018

UID

swg21981545