ESA-2014-158: RSA BSAFE® Micro Edition Suite, SSL-J and SSL-C Triple Handshake Vulnerability Feb 04 2015 02:08PM
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ESA-2014-158: RSA BSAFE® Micro Edition Suite, SSL-J and SSL-C Triple Handshake Vulnerability

EMC Identifier: ESA-2014-158

CVE Identifier: CVE-2014-4630

Severity Rating: CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Affected Products:

RSA BSAFE Micro Edition Suite (MES) all 4.0.x versions prior to 4.0.6

RSA BSAFE SSL-J all versions prior to 6.1.4

RSA BSAFE SSL-C all versions

Unaffected Products:

RSA BSAFE MES 4.0.6 and 4.1



RSA BSAFE Micro Edition Suite and SSL-J contain updates designed to prevent Triple Handshake attacks (CVE-2014-4630). For SSL-C, a work around is provided to prevent this attack.


There is a known potential vulnerability in the TLS protocol where it is possible for a malicious server to impersonate a client to another server using the client?s credentials and successfully perform a man-in-the-middle attack on the third handshake. See original advisory for more details: https://www.secure-resumption.com/

MES 4.1, MES 4.0.6 and SSL-J 6.1.4 are designed to include a fix which disallows a change of server certificate when renegotiating. This vulnerability can be avoided in SSL-C 2.8.x by disabling TLS renegotiation.


RSA recommends that customers on MES 4.0.x upgrade to MES 4.0.6 or to MES 4.1 and those on SSL-J 5.1.x and SSL-J 6.x upgrade to SSL-J 6.1.4 at the earliest opportunity.

For customers using SSL-C 2.8.x, RSA recommends disabling TLS renegotiation. Instructions on how to disable TLS renegotiation can be obtained from the product documentation or by contacting RSA Customer Support.


The Triple Handshake attack was originally found by Antoine Delignat-Lavaud, Karthikeyan Bhargavan and Alfredo Pironti from the Prosecco research team at INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt.

Obtaining Downloads:

To request your upgrade of the software, please call your local support telephone number (contact phone numbers are available at http://www.emc.com/support/rsa/contact/index.htm ) for most expedient service.

Obtaining Documentation:

To obtain RSA documentation, log on to RSA SecurCare Online at https://knowledge.rsasecurity.com and click Products in the top navigation menu. Select the specific product whose documentation you want to obtain. Scroll to the section for the product version that you want and click the set link.

Severity Rating:

For an explanation of Severity Ratings, refer to the Knowledge Base Article, ?Security Advisories Severity Rating? at https://knowledge.rsasecurity.com/scolcms/knowledge.aspx?solution=a46604
. RSA recommends all customers take into account both the base score and any relevant temporal and environmental scores which may impact the potential severity associated with particular security vulnerability.

Obtaining More Information:

For more information about RSA products, visit the RSA web site at http://www.rsa.com.

Getting Support and Service:

For customers with current maintenance contracts, contact your local RSA Customer Support center with any additional questions regarding this RSA SecurCare Note. For contact telephone numbers or e-mail addresses, log on to RSA SecurCare Online at https://knowledge.rsasecurity.com, click Help & Contact, and then click the Contact Us - Phone tab or the Contact Us - Email tab.

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EOPS Policy:

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