Security Bulletin: Multiple OpenSSL vulnerabilities affect IBM Aspera Shares 1.9.4 or earlier and IBM Aspera Console 3.0.6 or earlier

Summary

OpenSSL vulnerabilities were disclosed on March 1, 2016 by the OpenSSL Project. OpenSSL is used by IBM Aspera Shares Application and IBM Aspera Console Application. IBM Aspera Shares Application and IBM Aspera Console Application have addressed the applicable CVEs.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-2106
DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the EVP_EncryptUpdate() function. By sending an overly long argument, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 5.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/112856 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-2109
DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a memory allocation error. By reading specially crafted ASN.1 data from a BIO using functions such as d2i_CMS_bio(), an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to consume all available resources and exhaust memory.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/112857 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-2176
DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, By sending an overly long ASN.1 string to the X509_NAME_oneline() function, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to return arbitrary stack data in the buffer.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/112858 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

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 Shares Application 1.9.4 or earlier

IBM Aspera Console Application 3.0.6 or earlier

Remediation/Fixes

Upgrade to the following from the Aspera downloads site:

IBM Aspera Shares Application 1.9.6 or later

IBM Aspera Console Application 3.1.1 or later

For unsupported versions of IBM Aspera Shares Application or IBM Aspera Console Application, 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

30-September 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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