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ESB-2015.0010 - [Win][RedHat][HP-UX][Solaris] RSA BSAFE Micro Edition Suite and SSL-J Triple: Multiple vulnerabilities

Date: 05 January 2015
References: ESB-2015.1145  ESB-2015.1172  

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       ESA-2014-158: RSA BSAFE Micro Edition Suite and SSL-J Triple
                          Handshake Vulnerability
                              5 January 2015


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:          RSA BSAFE Micro Edition Suite
                  RSA BSAFE SSL-J
Publisher:        EMC
Operating System: Windows
                  Red Hat
Impact/Access:    Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
                  Access Privileged Data          -- Remote with User Interaction
                  Provide Misleading Information  -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:       Patch/Upgrade
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)

Affected Products:
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

Unaffected Products:
RSA BSAFE MES 4.0.6 and 4.1

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
INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt.

Obtaining Downloads:
To request your upgrade of the software, please call your local support 
telephone number (contact phone numbers are available at ) for most expedient service.

Obtaining Documentation:
To obtain RSA documentation, log on to RSA SecurCare Online at and click Products in the top navigation 
menu. Select the specific product whose documentation you want to obtain. 
Scroll to the section for the product version that you want and click the set 

Severity Rating:
For an explanation of Severity Ratings, refer to the Knowledge Base Article, 
"Security Advisories Severity Rating" at RSA 
recommends all customers take into account both the base score and any relevant
temporal and environmental scores which may impact the potential severity 
associated with particular security vulnerability.

Obtaining More Information:
For more information about RSA products, visit the RSA web site at

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For customers with current maintenance contracts, contact your local RSA 
Customer Support center with any additional questions regarding this RSA 
SecurCare Note. For contact telephone numbers or e-mail addresses, log on to
RSA SecurCare Online at, click Help & 
Contact, and then click the Contact Us - Phone tab or the Contact Us - Email 

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