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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: IBM Smart Analytics System 1050, 2050 and 5710 are
affected by a vulnerability in libksba (CVE-2014-9087)
29 January 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Smart Analytics System
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2014-9087
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Security Bulletin: IBM Smart Analytics System 1050, 2050 and 5710 are affected
by a vulnerability in libksba (CVE-2014-9087)
More support for:
IBM Smart Analytics System
IBM Smart Analytics System 5710
The IBM Smart Analytics System 1050 for Linux, 2050 for Linux and 5710 are
affected by a vulnerability in libksba which is included with the SUSE Linux
Enterprise Server 11 operating system.
DESCRIPTION: Libksba is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper
bounds checking by the ksba_oid_to_str() function. By sending a
specially-crafted S/MIME message or ECC based OpenPGP data, a remote attacker
could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the
application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/98935 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM Smart Analytics System 1050 for Linux
IBM Smart Analytics System 2050 for Linux
IBM Smart Analytics System 5710
For each affected component in the table, download the recommended fix, and
install using the link in the Installation Instructions column.
For more information about IBM IDs, see the Help and FAQ.
IBM Smart Analytics System 1050 for Linux, 2050 for Linux and 5710
Affected Component Recommended Fix Download Link Installation Instructions
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Update libksba to 1.0.4-1.18.1 Novell: Patch 10087 Updating OpenSSL in an IBM InfoSphere Balanced Warehouse, an IBM Smart
Analytics System, or an IBM PureData
System for Operational Analytics
For assistance, contact IBM Support:
In the United States and Canada dial 1-800-IBM-SERV
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Electronically open a Service Request with IBM Support.
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January 28, 2015: Original version published.
*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will
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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Information Management IBM Smart Analytics System IBM Smart Analytics System 1050 Linux 9.7
Information Management IBM Smart Analytics System IBM Smart Analytics System 2050 Linux 9.7
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