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Title:       EGI SVG Advisory 'CRITICAL' RISK - WN and UI tarballs in the EMI repository 
contain a version of OpenSSL vulnerable to CVE-2014-016 [SVG EGI-SVG-2014-6884]

Date:        2014-04-10



EGI CSIRT has already issued an alert concerning CVE-2014-0160 for the OpenSSL Heartbleed 
vulnerability [R 1] on 8th April 2014 with updates on 9th April 2014. 

This advisory concerns a specific occurance of the vulnerable version of OpenSSL in the 
EMI-3 repository. 

It is only relevant to sites who install the EMI WN or the UI from tarballs provided in 
the EMI repository. 

It is also only relevant to sites who include the 'os-extras' along with the WN and/or 
glite UI tarball.   


EGI CSIRT has already issued an alert concerning CVE-2014-0160 for the OpenSSL Heartbleed 
vulnerability [R 1] on 8th April 2014 with updates on 9th April 2014.

A vulnerable version of OpenSSL has since been found in the EMI repository.

This has been replaced by a non-vulnerable version.

Sites which use the WN and/or UI tarballs present in the EMI respository may have a 
vulnerable version on their systems downloaded from the EMI repository.

This separate advisory is considered necessary to inform sites that a vulnerable 
version of OpenSSL WAS in  the EMI repository, but has been replaced by a 
non-vulnerable version. 

Whether sites get their OpenSSL from the EMI repository or elsewhere they need 
to ensure they are not running a vulnerable version.  

Risk category

This issue has been assessed as 'Critical' risk by the EGI CSIRT and EGI SVG 
Risk Assessment Team. This has been previously reported. 

Affected software

Tarballs for the gLite WN and UI available in the EMI repository for SL6.

The vulnerable version of OpenSSL was found in:--

emi-wn-3.7.1-1_v2.sl6 and

This is fixed in version:-- 

emi-wn-3.7.3-1_v1.sl6 and

Earlier versions may also be vulnerable. 

Note that SL5 versions are not affected.  



Component installation information

The fixed versions are as follows: 

Sl6 WN: 


Only sites that use the "os-extras" from this repository will have the vulnerable OpenSSL downloaded 
from the EMI repository in their tarball area from this source.
Others will need to upgrade OpenSSL if they have not done so anyway. 

For further information see the Tarball wiki page [R 2]

You may also contact the Tarball support list  
if you have any questions.


All running resources MUST be either patched or otherwise temporarily removed 
from service as soon as possible, and at the latest by by 2014-04-15  T21:00+01:00. 
Sites failing to act and/or failing to respond to requests from the EGI CSIRT 
team risk site suspension. 

This is considered to be part of the same campaign to eliminate CVE-2014-0160 
as described in [R 1]. 


SVG alerted to the vulnerable version of OpenSSL being present in the EMI repository 
by Matt Doidge, who also resolved this.


[R 1]

[R 2]


2014-04-09 SVG alerted to this problem by Matt Doidge.  
2014-04-09 Acknowledgement from the EGI SVG to the reporter
2014-04-09 It was decided as it concerns middleware SVG should issue a 
            separate advisory to the general one concerning OpenSSL. 
2014-04-10 Software providers (also Matt Doidge) provided a new version. 
2014-04-10 Advisory issued
2014-04-10 Public disclosure