Security Updates 2015 and earlier - InfoConnect

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  • 04-Mar-2011
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Environment

InfoConnect products version 8.1 SP1 or higher
InfoConnect Airlines Gateway version 2.0 SP1 or higher

Situation

This technical note describes security issues related to INFOConnect products. If you rely on the security features of this product, you should consult this technical note on a regular basis for any updated information regarding these features.

Resolution

This technical note applies to INFOConnect 8.1 SP1 or higher and Airlines Gateway 2.0 SP1 or higher connections that are configured to use FIPS 140-2. For information about FIPS 140-2, see KB 7021285.

Note: INFOConnect may have other security vulnerabilities not addressed in this note. For maximum protection against threats, we recommend that you upgrade INFOConnect to the most recent version, which has the latest security updates.

Other Useful Resources

Java and INFOConnect

INFOConnect does not use Java except in the following instance: if you have also purchased Reflection Administrator, Reflection for the Web, or Reflection Security Gateway (available Fall 2013) and use the Administrative WebStation to deploy INFOConnect sessions, a browser with a Java plug-in is required to launch those sessions. It is therefore important for you to stay current with Java as Oracle releases updates that may affect your environment.

For more information about Java and INFOConnect, see Technical Note 2600.

Security Alerts and Advisories

The following security alerts and advisories may affect your product installation, or the security of your operating system or network environment. We recommend that you review these alerts and advisories.

Note: This information is non-inclusive—it does not attempt to address all security issues that may affect your system.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: The security for all of the Attachmate products using the Attachmate security features depends upon the security of the operating system, host, and network environment. We strongly recommend that you evaluate and implement all relevant security service packs, updates, and patches recommended by your operating system, host, and network manufacturers. For more information, see KB 7021969.

Alert
OpenSSL Null Pointer Dereference Vulnerability (CVE-2015-0289)
Date Posted
August 2015
Summary
Certain OpenSSL versions allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) by providing malformed PKCS#7 data.
Product Status
This issue affects Enterprise Edition versions 9.2.1.2728 and earlier, and Airlines Gateway versions 3.2.1.2728 and earlier.

This
issue is addressed beginning in Enterprise Edition version 9.2.1.2735 and Airlines Gateway version 3.2.1.2735. Update to Enterprise Edition 9.2 Service Pack 1 Update 1 (9.2.1.2751) or higher, or Airlines Gateway 3.2 Service Pack 1 Update 1 (3.2.1.2751). Maintained customers can obtain the latest update on the Downloads website.
Additional Information
For vulnerability details, see the National Vulnerability Database:
https://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2015-0289
Alert
OpenSSL Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (CVE-2015-0292)
Date Posted
August 2015
Summary
Certain OpenSSL versions allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) or possibly other impact by using crafted base64 data that triggers a buffer overflow.
Product Status
This issue affects Enterprise Edition versions 9.2.1.2728 and earlier, and Airlines Gateway versions 3.2.1.2728 and earlier.

This
issue is addressed beginning in Enterprise Edition version 9.2.1.2735 and Airlines Gateway version 3.2.1.2735. Update to Enterprise Edition 9.2 Service Pack 1 Update 1 (9.2.1.2751) or higher, or Airlines Gateway 3.2 Service Pack 1 Update 1 (3.2.1.2751). Maintained customers can obtain the latest update on the Downloads website.
Additional Information
For vulnerability details, see the National Vulnerability Database:
https://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2015-0292
Alert
Diffie-Hellman Logjam Vulnerabilities (CVE-2015-4000)
Date Posted
August 2015
Summary
With TLS protocol 1.2, if DHE_EXPORT ciphersuite is supported by the server, man-in-the-middle attackers can conduct cipher-downgrade attacks. Additionally, with any TLS or SSH connection that uses weaker DH Groups (1024 bits or less) for key exchange, an attacker can passively eavesdrop and decrypt sessions.
Product Status
This issue affects Enterprise Edition versions 9.2.1.2728 and earlier, and Airlines Gateway versions 3.2.1.2728 and earlier.

This
issue is addressed beginning in Enterprise Edition version 9.2.1.2735 and Airlines Gateway version 3.2.1.2735. Update to Enterprise Edition 9.2 Service Pack 1 Update 1 (9.2.1.2751) or higher, or Airlines Gateway 3.2 Service Pack 1 Update 1 (3.2.1.2751). Maintained customers can obtain the latest update on the Downloads website.

Export-grade ciphers are not supported with default encryption strength, and DH Group Exchange is requested with the highest preference. However, to avoid this vulnerability:
* Disable diffie-hellman-group1-sha1 in Key Exchange Algorithms.
* Verify your SSH server does not return a weak DH Group when Group Exchange is requested.

Additional Information
For vulnerability details, see
https://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2015-4000
Alert
OpenSSL Client RSA Silent Downgrade Vulnerability (CVE-2015-0204)
Date Posted
June 2015, Updated August 2015
Summary
Certain OpenSSL client versions accept the use of a weak temporary export-grade key in a non-export RSA ciphersuite key exchange, thus enabling RSA-to-EXPORT_RSA downgrade attacks. The weakened encryption facilitates brute-force decryption ("FREAK" attack).
Product Status
This issue affects InfoConnect Enterprise Edition versions 9.2.1.2708 and earlier and Airlines Gateway 3.2 Service Pack 1 (3.2.1.2691) and earlier.

This
issue is resolved beginning in Enterprise Edition version 9.2.1.2721 and Airlines Gateway version 3.2.1.2728. Maintained customers can obtain InfoConnect 9.2 SP1 Update 1 (9.2.1.2751) on the Downloads website, or contact Technical Support to obtain the Airlines Gateway hotfix.
Additional Information
For vulnerability details, see the National Vulnerability Database:
https://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2015-0204
Alert
Stack Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Reflection FTP Client (CVE-2014-5211, ZDI-CAN-2475)
Date Posted
January 2015, Updated August 2015
Summary
By sending a carefully crafted response, a malicious FTP server can cause a stack buffer overflow in the Reflection FTP Client.
Product Status
This issue affects INFOConnect Enterprise Edition versions 9.2.1.2697 or earlier, which include Reflection FTP Client 14.1.429 or earlier (as identified in the FTP Client application Help > About dialog).

This
issue is resolved beginning in InfoConnect version 9.2.1.2700, which includes Reflection FTP Client 14.1.433. InfoConnect 9.2 SP1 Update 1 (9.2.1.2751) includes Reflection FTP Client 14.1 SP4 Update 1 (identified as version 14.1.558 in Help > About after installation). Maintained customers can obtain the latest update on the Downloads website.
Additional Information
Attachmate would like to thank an anonymous researcher, working with HP's Zero Day Initiative, for the discovery and responsible reporting of this vulnerability.
For vulnerability details, see the National Vulnerability Database:
http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2014-5211
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-15-008
Alert
Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities in Reflection FTP Client Through ActiveX Interface (CVE-2014-0603, CVE-2014-0604, CVE-2014-0605)
Date Posted
July 2014
Summary
By sending specially crafted requests to the Reflection FTP Client OLE Automation (COM/ActiveX) API to upload a file to a system specific folder, it is possible for an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system.
Product Status
This issue affects INFOConnect Enterprise Edition versions 9.2.0.1182 or earlier, which include Reflection FTP Client 14.1.420.0 or earlier (as identified in the FTP Client application Help > About dialog).

This
issue is resolved beginning in INFOConnect version 9.2.0.1183, which includes Reflection FTP Client 14.1.429.0 or higher. Upgrade to INFOConnect 9.2 SP1 (version 9.2.1.2691) or higher, available from Attachmate Downloads.
Additional Information
Attachmate would like to thank Andrea Micalizzi (rgod), working with HP's Zero Day Initiative, for the discovery and responsible reporting of these vulnerabilities.
For vulnerability details, see the National Vulnerability Database or Zero Day Initiative:
http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2014-0603
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-14-288
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-14-291
http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2014-0604
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-14-289
http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2014-0605
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-14-290
Alert
OpenSSL "CCS Injection" Vulnerability CVE-2014-0224
Date Posted
July 2014
Summary
A vulnerability in OpenSSL could allow an attacker with a man-in-the-middle vantage point on the network to decrypt or modify traffic.
Product Status
This issue affects INFOConnect Enterprise Edition versions 9.2.0.1182 or earlier, and Airlines Gateway version 3.2.0.1166 or earlier.

This
issue is resolved beginning in INFOConnect version 9.2.0.1183 and Airlines Gateway 3.2.0.1183. Upgrade to Enterprise Edition 9.2 SP1 (9.2.1.2691) or Airlines Gateway 3.2 SP1 (3.2.1.2691) or higher, available from Attachmate Downloads.
Additional Information
For details and the latest information on mitigations, see the following:
CERT-CC Vulnerability Note VU#978508:
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/978508
National Vulnerability Database:
http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2014-0224
Alert
OpenSSL "Heartbleed" Vulnerability CVE-2014-0160
Date Posted
April 2014
Summary
A vulnerability in OpenSSL could allow a remote attacker to expose sensitive data, possibly including user authentication credentials and secret keys, through incorrect memory handling in the TLS heartbeat extension.
Product Status
This issue does not affect INFOConnect; however, the Reflection FTP Client included with INFOConnect 9.2 is affected, but only when making TLS 1.2 connections to a malicious server.

This issue has been resolved in Reflection FTP Client included with INFOConnect 9.2 Hotfix 5 (9.2.0.1172) or higher. Upgrade to INFOConnect 9.2 SP1 (version 9.2.1.2691) or higher, available from Attachmate Downloads.

Additional Information
For details and the latest information on mitigations, see the following:
US-CERT Technical Alert:
https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA14-098A
CERT-CC Vulnerability Note VU#720951:
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/720951
National Vulnerability Database:
http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2014-0160
Alert
OpenSSL ASN1 BIO Denial of Service Vulnerability CVE-2012-2110
Date Posted
June 2013 - Modified
August 2012

Summary
An ASN.1 input function does not properly interpret integer data, which allows local attackers to conduct buffer overflow attacks, and cause a denial of service (memory corruption), via crafted DER data, as demonstrated by an X.509 certificate.
Product Status
This issue is resolved in INFOConnect 9.1.1.2202 or higher. Upgrade to INFOConnect 9.2 or higher, available from Attachmate Downloads.
Additional Information
For details, see the National Vulnerability Database site at http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2012-2110.
Alert
Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2013-0422
Date Posted
January 2013
Summary
Oracle Java 7 Update 10 or earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code as exploited "in the wild" and demonstrated by exploit tools such as Blackhole and Nuclear Pack. Note: Oracle states that Java 6 is not affected.

According to Oracle, to be successfully exploited, an unsuspecting user running an affected release in a browser needs to visit a malicious web page that leverages these vulnerabilities. Successful exploits can impact the availability, integrity, and confidentiality of the user's system. These vulnerabilities are not applicable to Java running on servers or within applications.

Product Status
INFOConnect products are not subject to this vulnerability, however, INFOConnect sessions configured using the Administrative WebStation (included in Reflection Administrator, Reflection Security Gateway, and Reflection for the Web, sold separately from INFOConnect) require that INFOConnect be launched from a browser with a Java plug-in enabled. It is this JRE plug-in and Java Web Start that can be exploited, not INFOConnect. To launch sessions using the login/links page and minimize the risk described in this vulnerability, you should refer to the latest information provided by Oracle and install a version of Java that addresses this vulnerability.
Additional Information
For details, see the National Vulnerability Database at http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2013-0422 and Oracle's site at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/alert-cve-2013-0422-1896849.html.
Alert
OpenSSL Block Cipher Padding Vulnerability CVE-2011-4576
Date Posted
March 2012
Summary
The SSL 3.0 implementation in the INFOConnect SSL client does not properly initialize data structures for block cipher padding, which might allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive information by decrypting the padding data sent by an SSL peer.
Product Status
The issue is resolved beginning with INFOConnect 9.1 SP1 and Airlines Gateway 3.1 SP1. Note that support for SSL 3.0 is available beginning with INFOConnect 9.1.0.1197.
Additional Information
For details, see the National Vulnerability Database web site at http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2011-4576.
Alert
Heap Overflow in Reflection FTP Client
Date Posted
March 2012
Summary
Reflection FTP Client is subject to a heap overflow that could result in remote code execution at the authenticated user's privilege level. The vulnerability requires a user to connect to a malicious FTP server and interact with a specially crafted file.
Product Status
This issue is resolved beginning with the Reflection FTP Client (14.1.183.0) included with INFOConnect 9.1 SP1 or higher.
Additional Information
Attachmate would like to thank Francis Provencher of Protek Research Labs for discovering and reporting the vulnerability.
Alert
FTP Client Directory Traversal Vulnerability CVE-2010-3096
Date Posted
March 2011
Summary
Numerous FTP clients have reported a directory traversal vulnerability that allows remote FTP servers to write arbitrary files via "..\" (dot dot backslash) sequences in a filename.
Product Status
Attachmate INFOConnect products are not subject to this vulnerability
Additional Information
For details, see the National Vulnerability Database web site at http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2010-3096.
Alert
MD2 signed certificate hash collision vulnerability CVE-2009-2409
Date Posted
March 2011
Summary
Hash collisions in MD2 and MD5 signed certificate signatures have been publicly demonstrated in controlled research laboratories, leading to potential user or server certificate spoofing attacks.
Product Status
INFOConnect products listed in the Applies To section of this technical note are subject to this vulnerability, although the computation time to generate these certificates is still considered unfeasibly large. Beginning in version 9.1 and Airlines Gateway 3.1 use of MD2 or MD5 signed intermediate Certification Authority certificates is no longer allowed by default, but can be configured if needed for legacy certificate chain validation.
Additional Information
This issue is similar to the vulnerability described in CVE-2009-2409, http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2009-2409.
Alert
Null Truncation in X.509 Common Name Vulnerability CVE-2009-2408
Date Posted
March 2011
Summary
Attackers could acquire a server certificate containing NULL (\0) characters in the Subject's Common Name field of an x.509 certificate issued by a legitimate Certificate Authority that could allow man-in-the-middle attacks that spoof legitimate servers.
Product Status
INFOConnect products listed in the Applies To section of this technical note are subject to this vulnerability. Beginning in version 9.1 and Airlines Gateway 3.1 all attribute fields used to authenticate the host (namely, the Subject Common Name and SubjectAlternativeName fields) are checked for illegal (non-printable) characters, and the certificate is rejected if any are found.
Additional Information
This issue is similar to the vulnerability described in CVE-2009-2408, http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2009-2408.
Alert
OpenSSL cryptographic message syntax vulnerability CVE-2010-742
Date Posted
June 2010
Summary
The Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) implementation in crypto/cms/cms_asn1.c in OpenSSL before 0.9.8o and 1.x before 1.0.0a does not properly handle structures that contain OriginatorInfo, which allows context-dependent attackers to modify invalid memory locations or conduct double-free attacks, and possibly execute arbitrary code, via unspecified vectors.
Product Status
Attachmate INFOConnect products are not subject to this vulnerability.
Additional Information
For details, see the National Vulnerability Database web site at http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2010-0742.
Alert
OpenSSL RSA verification recovery vulnerability CVE-2010-1633
Date Posted
June 2010
Summary
RSA verification recovery in the EVP_PKEY_verify_recover function in OpenSSL 1.x before 1.0.0a, as used by pkeyutl and possibly other applications, returns uninitialized memory upon failure, which might allow context-dependent attackers to bypass intended key requirements or obtain sensitive information via unspecified vectors.
Product Status
Attachmate INFOConnect products are not subject to this vulnerability.
Additional Information
For details, see the National Vulnerability Database web site at http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2010-1633.
Alert
US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA09-209A
Date Posted
28-July-2009
Summary
Vulnerabilities present in the Microsoft Active Template Library (ATL) can cause vulnerabilities in the resulting ActiveX controls and COM components, as described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS09-035 and Microsoft Security Advisory 973882. Any ActiveX control or COM component that was created with a vulnerable version of the ATL may be vulnerable.
Product Status
After a review of the ActiveX controls in INFOConnect, we have determined that INFOConnect is not affected by these ATL vulnerabilities.

Be sure to apply all Microsoft ATL critical patches to your systems as described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS09-035,
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms09-035.mspx.
Additional Information
For details, see the US-CERT web site at http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA09-209A.html.
Alert
Announcement of Successful Cryptanalytic Attack on SHA-1
Summary
Three Chinese cryptanalysts from Shandong University have recently documented a successful cryptanalytic attack on the SHA-1 algorithm.
Product Status
INFOConnect products primarily use SHA-1 to create HMACs (Keyed Hashing for Message Authentication), for verification of message integrity. According to Schneier, because hash collisions are not a prominent concern, this use of SHA-1 is not affected by the cryptanalytic attack. (For further details, read the blog posting at http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2005/02/sha1_broken.html.)

In the next several versions of products that use the SHA-1 algorithm, all vendors—including Attachmate, will likely move to phase out the use of SHA-1 hashes for use in digital signatures and add support for SHA-256 and other stronger hashing algorithms.

Additional
Bruce Schneier, the author of "Applied Cryptography," discusses this announcement on his blog, Schneier on Security. For commentary on this topic, see Mr. Schneier's blog at http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2005/02/cryptanalysis_o.html.

Notice: This technical note is updated from time to time and is provided for informational purposes only. Attachmate makes no representation or warranty that the functions contained in our software products will meet your requirements or that the operation of our software products will be interruption or error free. Attachmate EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES REGARDING OUR SOFTWARE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Status

Security Alert

Additional Information

Legacy KB ID

This document was originally published as Attachmate Technical Note 2546.