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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in OpenSSL affects IBM
Sterling Connect:Express for Unix (CVE-2016-2842).
13 May 2016
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM Sterling Connect:Express for UNIX
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2016-2842
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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in OpenSSL affects IBM Sterling
Connect:Express for Unix (CVE-2016-2842).
More support for:
Sterling Connect:Express for UNIX
AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris
This bulletin addresses CVE-2016-2842 for IBM Sterling Connect:Express for
OpenSSL vulnerabilities were disclosed on March 1, 2016 by the OpenSSL
Project. OpenSSL is used by IBM Sterling Connect:Express for Unix. IBM
Sterling Connect:Express for Unix addressed the applicable CVEs with the
details provided in:
Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in OpenSSL affect IBM Sterling
Connect:Express for UNIX (CVE-2016-0800, CVE-2016-0705, CVE-2016-0798,
CVE-2016-0797, CVE-2016-0799, CVE-2016-0702, CVE-2016-0703, CVE-2016-0704)
An additional CVE, CVE-2016-2842, was also fixed but was not initially
included in the March 1, 2016 OpenSSL Project announcement or in the
associated security bulletin for this product. This bulletin only addresses
CVE-2016-2842. See the bulletin linked above for the other CVEs that were
addressed by the March 1, 2016 OpenSSL Project.
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:
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/111304 for more
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
IBM Sterling Connect:Express for UNIX 1.4.6
- - All versions prior to 220.127.116.11 iFix 146-113
IBM Sterling Connect:Express for UNIX 18.104.22.168
- - All versions prior to 22.214.171.124 iFix 150-1206
1.4.6 Contact your local IBM Remote Technical Support Center to request Connect:Express 126.96.36.199 iFix 146-114
188.8.131.52 Apply 184.108.40.206 iFix 150-13, available on Fix Central
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Original version published 12 May 2016
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