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Power7 firmware update



fixed

AL740_152_042 / FW740.81

06/24/14 Impact: Security Severity: HIPER
System firmware changes that affect all systems

* HIPER/Pervasive: A security problem was fixed in the OpenSSL (Secure Socket Layer) protocol that allowed clients and servers, via a specially crafted handshake packet, to use weak keying material for communication. A man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to decrypt and modify traffic between the management console and the service processor. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures issue number for this problem is CVE-2014-0224.
* HIPER/Pervasive: A security problem was fixed in OpenSSL for a buffer overflow in the Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) when handling invalid DTLS packet fragments. This could be used to execute arbitrary code on the service processor. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures issue number for this problem is CVE-2014-0195.
* HIPER/Pervasive: Multiple security problems were fixed in the way that OpenSSL handled read and write buffers when the SSL_MODE_RELEASE_BUFFERS mode was enabled to prevent denial of service. These could cause the service processor to reset or unexpectedly drop connections to the management console when processing certain SSL commands. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures issue numbers for these problems are CVE-2010-5298 and CVE-2014-0198.
* HIPER/Pervasive: A security problem was fixed in OpenSSL to prevent a denial of service when handling certain Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) ServerHello requests. A specially crafted DTLS handshake packet could cause the service processor to reset. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures issue number for this problem is CVE-2014-0221.
* HIPER/Pervasive: A security problem was fixed in OpenSSL to prevent a denial of service by using an exploit of a null pointer de-reference during anonymous Elliptic Curve Diffie Hellman (ECDH) key exchange. A specially crafted handshake packet could cause the service processor to reset. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures issue number for this problem is CVE-2014-3470.
* Multiple security problems were fixed in OpenSSL to improve signature verification, ensure private key protection, and to block plain-text recovery. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures issue numbers for these problems are CVE-2013-0169, CVE-2013-0166 and CVE-2011-4354.


Thank You
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Paul Steinmetz
IBM i Systems Administrator

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