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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in SSLv3 affects IBM Sterling B2B
Integrator and IBM Sterling File Gateway (CVE-2014-3566)
6 November 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Sterling B2B Integrator
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Access Confidential Data -- Remote with User Interaction
Reduced Security -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2014-3566
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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in SSLv3 affects IBM Sterling B2B Integrator
and IBM Sterling File Gateway (CVE-2014-3566)
More support for:
Sterling B2B Integrator
5.1, 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.2.3, 5.2.4, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124
AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, i5/OS
SSLv3 contains a vulnerability that has been referred to as the Padding Oracle
On Downgraded Legacy Encryption (POODLE) attack. SSLv3 is enabled in IBM
Sterling B2B Integrator.
DESCRIPTION: Product could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive
information, caused by a design error when using the SSLv3 protocol. A remote
user with the ability to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack could exploit this
vulnerability via a POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption)
attack to decrypt SSL sessions and access the plaintext of encrypted
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/97013 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Warning: We strongly encourage you to take action as soon as possible as
potential implications to your environment may be more serious than indicated
by the CVSS score.
Affected Products and Versions
IBM Sterling B2B Integrator 5.2
IBM Sterling File Gateway 2.2
Sterling Integrator 5.1
Sterling File Gateway 2.1
Workarounds and Mitigations
Reconfigure to disable SSLv3 and select TLS 1.0 or higher where possible. If
using NIST strict mode, TLS 1.2 is already enabled.
The following table provides instructions on how to reconfigure secure
connection settings that apply to both Sterling B2B Integrator 5.2 and 5.1,
except where noted. After making the necessary changes, you will need to stop
and restart IBM Sterling B2B Integrator in order for these changes to take
If you use: Then do this:
Dashboard Disable SSLv3 in your internet browser. See your internet browser help for
Map Editor instructions on how to do this.
All other product UIs
Communications adapters (FTP Client, FTP Server, 1. Navigate to the installation directory
HTTP Client, HTTP Server etc.) 2. Navigate to the properties directory.
Sterling Control Center Monitor 3. Edit the customer_overrides.properties file.
SWIFTNet Server adapter 4. Add security.SSLHelloProtocol=TLS1-TLS1.2 to the end of the file.
Note: If you already have security.SSLHelloProtocolForFIPS=TLS1-ONLY in
customer_overrides.properties, keep this default value.
5. Save and close the file.
JMS1.1 Acquire Connection and Session service Disable SSLv3 in your JMS server. See your JMS server documentation for
JMS1.1 Async Receive adapter information on how to do this.
SMTP Send adapter Disable SSLv3 in your mail server. See your mail server documentation for
B2B Mail Client adapter information on how to do this.
WebSphere MQ Suite Async Receive adapter Disable SSLv3 in your MQ server. See your WebSphere MQ server documentation
WebSphere MQ adapter for information on how to do this.
WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition Agent
adapter (Sterling B2B Integrator 5.2 only) When using these adapters, only use TLS ciphers. For more information, see the
WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition Create WSMQ security bulletin:
Transfer service (Sterling B2B Integrator 5.2 only)
MEIG Messaging Config adapter (Applies only Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in SSLv3 affects IBM WebSphere MQ, IBM
to Multi-Enterprise Integration Gateway WebSphere MQ Internet Pass-Thru and IBM Mobile Messaging and M2M Client Pack
users of Sterling B2B Integrator 126.96.36.199) (CVE-2014-3566)
Connect:Direct Requester Adapter Update all existing configurations of these services and adapters to use TLS
Connect:Direct Server Adapter instead of SSL:
1. Navigate to Deployment > Services > Configuration.
2. Under List, select the service type you want to update and click Go!
3. Click edit next to the service configuration you want to update.
4. Click Next until you get to the Encryption screen.
5. On the Encryption screen, under Encryption using Secure+, select Enabled and
6. Complete the Secure+ Configuration screen as required, but in particular
ensure that you select TLS under SSL or TLS for Sterling B2B Integrator
version before 188.8.131.52 and select TLS 1.0 or TLS 1.2 under Security Protocol
for version 184.108.40.206 and click Next.
7. Click Finish.
OdetteFTP adapter (Sterling B2B Integrator 1. Navigate to the installation directory.
220.127.116.11 only) 2. Navigate to the properties directory.
3. View the OdetteFTP.properties file.
4. If you already have OFTP.Global.HelloProtocol=TLS1-TLS1.2 keep this default
5. If you do not have the default value, navigate to the
6. Edit the file and add
7. Save and close the file.
IBM recommends that you review your entire environment to identify areas that
enable the SSLv3 protocol and take appropriate mitigation and remediation
actions. The most immediate mitigation action that can be taken is disabling
SSLv3. You should verify disabling SSLv3 does not cause any compatibility
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*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will
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