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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: Connect:Enterprise For UNIX and Connect:Enterprise
clients are affected by the POODLE and OpenSSL
vulnerabilities (CVE-2014-3566, CVE-2014-3567)
23 December 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Access Confidential Data -- Remote with User Interaction
Reduced Security -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2014-3567 CVE-2014-3566
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Security Bulletin: Connect:Enterprise For UNIX and Connect:Enterprise clients
are affected by the POODLE and OpenSSL vulnerabilities (CVE-2014-3566,
More support for:
Sterling Connect:Enterprise for UNIX
AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris
SSLv3 contains a vulnerability that has been referred to as the Padding Oracle
On Downgraded Legacy Encryption (POODLE) attack. SSLv3 is enabled in
Connect:Enterprise For UNIX, Connect:Enterprise Command Line Client,
Connect:Enterprise HTTP Option, and Connect:Enterprise Secure Client.
Also, OpenSSL vulnerabilities were disclosed on October 15, 2014 by the
OpenSSL Project. OpenSSL is used by Connect:Enterprise For UNIX.
Connect:Enterprise For UNIX has addressed the applicable CVEs.
DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a memory
leak when handling failed session ticket integrity checks. By sending an
overly large number of invalid session tickets, an attacker could exploit this
vulnerability to exhaust all available memory of an SSL/TLS or DTLS server.
Connect:Enterprise Clients are not affected by this vulnerability.
CVSS Base Score: 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/97036 for more
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
DESCRIPTION: Connect:Enterprise For UNIX 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
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)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM Connect:Enterprise For UNIX (CEU) 2.4.04 through 2.4.04 iFix01
IBM Connect:Enterprise For UNIX (CEU) 2.5.00 through 2.5.03 iFix04
IBM Connect:Enterprise Command Line Client (CLC) 1.3.00 through 1.3.00 iFix01
IBM Connect:Enterprise HTTP Option 1.3.00 through 1.3.00 iFix01
IBM Connect:Enterprise HTTP Option 1.4.00 through 1.4.00 iFix02
IBM Connect:Enterprise Secure Client 1.3.00 through 1.3.02 iFix01
IBM Connect:Enterprise Secure Client 1.4.00 through 1.4.00 iFix01
VRMF Fix Where to acquire the fix
CEU 18.104.22.168 iFix 5 Fix available on Fix Central
CEU 2.4.04 iFix 2 Fix available on IWM
CLC 22.214.171.124 iFix 2 Fix available on Fix Central
HTTP 126.96.36.199 iFix 3 Fix available on Fix Central
HTTP 188.8.131.52 iFix 2 Fix available on IWM
CESC 184.108.40.206 iFix 2 Fix available on Fix Central
CESC 220.127.116.11 iFix 2 Fix available on IWM
For information on downloading an iFix from the IWM site, see the IWM
Frequently Asked Questions.
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
Workarounds and Mitigations
For Connect:Enterprise UNIX sessions using FTP, configure the protocol
definitions to only allow TLS connections.
For Connect:Enterprise UNIX Admin, AS2 and WebDAV functionality, and for the
other products mentioned, apply the iFix above and follow the instructions in
the iFix readme file to add the -Dtlsonly=true parameter to the Java startup
For transfers using Connect:EnterpriseSecure Client, ensure that the server
being connected to is configured to only allow TLS protocol.
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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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OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
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