DSA-2019-002: RSA NetWitness Platform security update for multiple components

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Dell EMC Identifier: DSA-2019-002


CVE Identifier: CVE-2018-10915, CVE-2018-10897, CVE-2018-5740

CVE-2017-11600, CVE-2018-3639, CVE-2018-3665, CVE-2017-13215

CVE-2018-3620, CVE-2018-3646, CVE-2018-3693, CVE-2018-5390

CVE-2018-7566, CVE-2018-10675, CVE-2018-2952, CVE-2018-3136

CVE-2018-3139, CVE-2018-3149, CVE-2018-3169, CVE-2018-3180

CVE-2018-3183, CVE-2018-3214, CVE-2018-12020


Severity: High


Severity Rating: CVSS v3 Base Score: See NVD (http://nvd.nist.gov/) for individual scores for each CVE


Affected Products:  RSA NetWitness Platform versions prior to 11.2.1



Multiple components within RSA NetWitness Platform require a security update to address various vulnerabilities. 



The embedded components are updated for the following vulnerabilities:

  • PostgreSQL: CVE-2018-10915



  • Yum-utils: CVE-2018-10897



  • BIND: CVE-2018-5740



  • Gnupg2: CVE-2018-12020



  • Kernel: CVE-2017-11600, CVE-2018-3639, CVE-2018-3665, CVE-2017-13215

CVE-2018-3620, CVE-2018-3646, CVE-2018-3693, CVE-2018-5390, CVE-2018-7566






  • Java: CVE-2018-2952, CVE-2018-3136, CVE-2018-3139, CVE-2018-3149

CVE-2018-3169, CVE-2018-3180, CVE-2018-3183, CVE-2018-3214




For more information about any of the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) mentioned here, consult the National Vulnerability Database (NVD) at http://nvd.nist.gov/home.cfm.   To search for a particular CVE, use the database’s search utility at http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/search.



The following RSA NetWitness Platform release contains resolutions to these vulnerabilities:

  • RSA NetWitness Platform version 11.2.1


RSA recommends all customers upgrade at the earliest opportunity.


Severity Rating


For an explanation of Severity Ratings, refer to the Security Advisories Severity Rating (https://community.rsa.com/docs/DOC-47147) knowledge base article. 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.



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