Date: 05 January 2015
References: ESB-2015.1145 ESB-2015.1172
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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESA-2014-158: RSA BSAFE Micro Edition Suite and SSL-J Triple
5 January 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: RSA BSAFE Micro Edition Suite
RSA BSAFE SSL-J
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Access Privileged Data -- Remote with User Interaction
Provide Misleading Information -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2014-4630
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ESA-2014-158: RSA BSAFE Micro Edition Suite and SSL-J Triple Handshake
EMC Identifier: ESA-2014-158
CVE Identifier: CVE-2014-4630
Severity Rating: CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
RSA BSAFE Micro Edition Suite (MES) all 4.0.x versions prior to 4.0.6
RSA BSAFE SSL-J all versions prior to 6.1.4
RSA BSAFE MES 4.0.6 and 4.1
RSA BSAFE SSL-J 6.1.4
RSA BSAFE Micro Edition Suite and SSL-J contain updates designed to prevent
Triple Handshake attacks (CVE-2014-4630)
There is a known potential vulnerability in the TLS protocol where it is
possible for a malicious server to impersonate a client to another server using
the client's credentials and successfully perform a man-in-the-middle attack on
the third handshake. See original advisory for more details:
MES 4.1, MES 4.0.6 and SSL-J 6.1.4 are designed to include a fix which
disallows a change of server certificate when renegotiating.
RSA recommends that customers on MES 4.0.x upgrade to MES 4.0.6 or to MES 4.1
and those on SSL-J 5.1.x and SSL-J 6.x upgrade to SSL-J 6.1.4 at the earliest
The Triple Handshake attack was originally found by Antoine Delignat-Lavaud,
Karthikeyan Bhargavan and Alfredo Pironti from the Prosecco research team at
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