OpenSSL 1.0.2m updates for NetIQ Access Manager

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  • 21-Nov-2017
  • 21-Nov-2017


Access Manager 4.4
Access Manager 4.3
Access Manager 4.2
NetIQ Access Gateway


The OpenSSL open source project team recently released an update to 1.0.2m with a number of fixes ( The Access Gateway component of Access Manager uses this library for cryptographic functions. It is recommended that all the Access Gateways be updated with this latest OpenSSL patch, using the instructions below, to avoid any concerns.


Depending on the Access Gateway platform, different approaches are required to apply the fix.

a) On an Access Manager or Access Gateway Appliance platform: Simply apply the security updates from the Security update channel to have the latest patches applied. The instructions at outline how to do this.

b) On a Linux based Access Gateway Service (SLES or RHEL): Apply the instructions from KB 7017580, passing in the filename of novell-nacm-apache-extra-4.1.3-1.0.2m to update to OpenSSL 1.0.2m.

c) On a Windows based Access Gateway Service:  Apply the instructions from KB 7017582, passing in the filename of  Openssl_Win_102p to update to OpenSSL 1.0.2m.


 Changes between 1.0.2l and 1.0.2m [2 Nov 2017]

  *) bn_sqrx8x_internal carry bug on x86_64

     There is a carry propagating bug in the x86_64 Montgomery squaring
     procedure. No EC algorithms are affected. Analysis suggests that attacks
     against RSA and DSA as a result of this defect would be very difficult to
     perform and are not believed likely. Attacks against DH are considered just
     feasible (although very difficult) because most of the work necessary to
     deduce information about a private key may be performed offline. The amount
     of resources required for such an attack would be very significant and
     likely only accessible to a limited number of attackers. An attacker would
     additionally need online access to an unpatched system using the target
     private key in a scenario with persistent DH parameters and a private
     key that is shared between multiple clients.

     This only affects processors that support the BMI1, BMI2 and ADX extensions
     like Intel Broadwell (5th generation) and later or AMD Ryzen.

     This issue was reported to OpenSSL by the OSS-Fuzz project.
     [Andy Polyakov]

  *) Malformed X.509 IPAddressFamily could cause OOB read

     If an X.509 certificate has a malformed IPAddressFamily extension,
     OpenSSL could do a one-byte buffer overread. The most likely result
     would be an erroneous display of the certificate in text format.

     This issue was reported to OpenSSL by the OSS-Fuzz project.