Security Bulletin: IBM TS3310 Tape Library update for security vulnerabilities in OpenSSL (CVE-2012-2333)

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Abstract

Download update to TS3310 Tape Library, which contains a newer version of OpenSSL that fixes certain security vulnerabilities that were present in older versions of OpenSSL.

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CVE ID: CVE-2012-2333

DESCRIPTION:
OpenSSL versions prior to 1.0.0 do not follow best security practices and need to be upgraded. For a complete list of OpenSSL Vulnerabilities by version, please refer to: http://www.openssl.org/news/vulnerabilities.html

The IBM TS3310 tape library firmware has been updated to contain a newer version of OpenSSL.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/75525 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

AFFECTED PLATFORMS:

All TS3310 tape libraries with firmware versions lower than 630G.

REMEDIATION:

The recommended solution is to apply the fix, which is contained in firmware version 630G and above. The fix remediates the vulnerability by updating the OpenSSL to version 1.0.1c.


Fix:
Apply firmware version 630G or later, available from IBM Fix Central http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/

Workaround:
None known, apply fixes.

Mitigation:
Connect the library directly to a workstation or private network that is trusted (i.e., access to the workstation or network is controlled or limited to persons that would all have administrator privileges or persons that can be trusted not to attempt to hack into the library).


REFERENCES:
· Complete CVSS Guide
· On-line Calculator V2
· X-Force Vulnerability Database
· CVE-2012-2333

*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 Flash.


Note: According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.


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Document information


More support for:

Tape Libraries

Version:

Not Applicable

Operating system(s):

N/A

Software edition:

N/A

Reference #:

S1004262

Modified date:

2013-01-17

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