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Category:   Device (Embedded Server/Appliance)  >   IBM Hardware Management Console Vendors:   IBM
(IBM Issues Fix for HMC) OpenSSL Off-by-one Overflow in SL_get_shared_ciphers() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019061
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019061
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-5135   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 7 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in OpenSSL. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system. IBM Hardware Management Console is affected.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to applications that use the SL_get_shared_ciphers() function trigger an off-by-one overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

The vulnerability resides in 'ssl/ssl_lib.c'.

The vendor was notified on June 6, 2007.

Moritz Jodeit reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   IBM has issued a fix (APAR MB02223: PTF MH01064 for HMC Version 6 Release 1.3; APAR MB02226: PTF MH01065 for HMC Version 7 Release 3.2.0) for the Hardware Management Console, which is affected by this vulnerability.

APAR MH01062 is required for version 7 and APAR MH01012 is required for version 6.

The IBM advisories are available at:

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/subscriptions/pqvcmjd?mode=18&ID=4037
http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/subscriptions/pqvcmjd?mode=18&ID=4038

Cause:   Boundary error

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Oct 1 2007 OpenSSL Off-by-one Overflow in SL_get_shared_ciphers() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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