Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in OpenSSL affect IBM Aspera Transfer Clustered Manager, faspex on Demand, Server on Demand, Application Platform on Demand, and Azure on Demand. (CVE-2016-0705, CVE-2016-0798, CVE-2016-0797, & CVE-2016-0702)

Security Bulletin

Summary

OpenSSL vulnerabilities were disclosed on March 1, 2016 by the OpenSSL Project. OpenSSL is used by IBM Aspera Transfer Clustered Manager, IBM Aspera faspex on Demand, IBM Aspera Server on Demand, IBM Aspera Application Platform on Demand, and IBM Aspera Azure on Demand.

The named applications referenced above have addressed the applicable CVEs.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:CVE-2016-0705
DESCRIPTION:OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a double-free error when parsing DSA private keys. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to corrupt memory and cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: Seehttps://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/111140for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID:CVE-2016-0798
DESCRIPTION:OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a memory leak in SRP servers. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially crafted username value to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: Seehttps://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/111141for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID:CVE-2016-0797
DESCRIPTION:OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a NULL pointer dereference in the BN_hex2bn/BN_dec2bn() function. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using specially crafted data to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: Seehttps://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/111142for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID:CVE-2016-0702
DESCRIPTION:OpenSSL could allow a local attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a side-channel attack against a system based on the Intel Sandy-Bridge microarchitecture. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to recover RSA keys.
CVSS Base Score: 2.9
CVSS Temporal Score: Seehttps://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/111144for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Aspera Transfer Clustered Manager 3.6.0 or earlier

IBM Aspera faspex on Demand 3.6.0 or earlier

IBM Aspera Server on Demand 3.6.0 or earlier

IBM Aspera Application Platform on Demand 3.6.0 or earlier

IBM Aspera Azure on Demand 3.5.6 or earlier

Remediation/Fixes

Upgrade to the fixed versions from the cloud provider:

IBM Aspera Transfer Clustered Manager 3.6.2 or later

IBM Aspera faspex on Demand 3.7.1 or later

IBM Aspera Server on Demand 3.7.1 or later

IBM Aspera Application Platform on Demand 3.7.1 or later

IBM Aspera Azure on Demand 3.7.1 or later

For unsupported versions of IBM Aspera on Demand products, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None 

References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide

On-line Calculator v3

Related Information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Acknowledgement

None

Change History

31 October, 2016: Original version published

*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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