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Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities CVE-2018-0732 and CVE-2018-0737 in OpenSSL affect IBM i

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Summary

OpenSSL is used by IBM i. IBM i has addressed the applicable CVEs.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-0732
DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the sending of a very large prime value to the client by a malicious server during key agreement in a TLS handshake. By spending an unreasonably long period of time generating a key for this prime, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the client to hang.
CVSS Base Score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/144658 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-2018-0737
DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL could allow a local attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a cache-timing side channel attack in the RSA Key generation algorithm. An attacker with access to mount cache timing attacks during the RSA key generation process could exploit this vulnerability to recover the private key and obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 3.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/141679 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Releases 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3 of IBM i are affected.

Remediation/Fixes

The issue can be fixed by applying a PTF to IBM i.

Releases 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3 of IBM i are supported and will be fixed. 

http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/

The IBM i PTF numbers are:

Release 7.1           – SI68252

Release 7.2 & 7.3 – SI68251

Important note: IBM recommends that all users running unsupported versions of affected products upgrade to supported and fixed version of affected products.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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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:
18 December 2019

UID

ibm10729805