IBM AIX- OpenSSL Heartbleed Vulnerability

Number: AL14-013 - UPDATE
Date:  19 April 2014

Purpose

The purpose of this Alert is to bring attention to recently released security updates for IBM AIX.

Assessment

IBM has released update for Affected Products and Versions OpenSSL versions 1.0.1.500 and 1.0.1.501 shipped with AIX 6.1 TL9, AIX 7.1 TL3, VIOS 2.2.3.1

OpenSSL Install images v1.0.1.502

(Note: this replaces the ifix previously provided which disabled the heartbeat option)

https://www14.software.ibm.com/-webapp/iwm/web/reg/download.do?-source=aixbp&lang=en_US&S_PKG=openssl&cp=UTF-8

CVE Reference: CVE-2014-0160

Affected versions: OpenSSL versions 1.0.1.500 and 1.0.1.501 shipped with AIX 6.1 TL9, AIX 7.1 TL3, and available for download on the AIX Web Download Pack Programs website.

Suggested action

CCIRC recommends that system administrators test and deploy the vendor released updates to affected platforms accordingly.

References:

IBM
https://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/openssl_advisory7.doc
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/aix/v6r1/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.ibm.aix.install%2Fdoc%2Finsgdrf%2Ftroubleshooting_nimopenssl.htm

CCIRC's AV14-017 OpenSSL Vulnerability
http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/cybr-ctr/2014/av14-017-eng.aspx

CCIRC's AL14-005 OpenSSL Heartbleed Vulnerability
http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/cybr-ctr/2014/al14-005-eng.aspx

Number: AL14-013
Date: 14 April 2014

Purpose

The purpose of this Alert is to bring attention to recently released security updates for IBM AIX.

Assessment

IBM has released an ifix: 0160_ifix.140409.epkg.Z to resolve the OpenSSL issue.

This ifix disables the OpenSSL heartbeat option by compiling with -DOPENSSL_NO_HEARTBEATS.

CVE Reference: CVE-2014-0160

Affected versions: OpenSSL versions 1.0.1.500 and 1.0.1.501 shipped with AIX 6.1 TL9, AIX 7.1 TL3, and available for download on the AIX Web Download Pack Programs website.

Suggested action

CCIRC recommends that system administrators test and deploy the vendor released updates to affected platforms accordingly.

References

IBM
https://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/openssl_advisory7.doc
ftp://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/openssl_ifix7.tar

CCIRC's AV14-017 OpenSSL Vulnerability
http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/cybr-ctr/2014/av14-017-eng.aspx

CCIRC's AL14-005 OpenSSL Heartbleed Vulnerability http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/cybr-ctr/2014/al14-005-eng.aspx

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