DSA-2019-185: RSA Netwitness Logs & Network Security Update for Intel-SA-00233

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Dell EMC Identifier:DSA-2019-185
CVE Identifier:CVE-2018-12126, CVE-2018-12127, CVE-2018-12130, CVE-2019-11091
Severity Rating:See NVD (http://nvd.nist.gov/home.cfm) for individual scores for each CVE
Affected Products:RSA Netwitness Logs & Network, hardware appliance deployments only

RSA Netwitness Logs & Network requires a security update to address the Intel Microarchitectural Data Sampling Vulnerabilities.


Updates are available to address the following security vulnerabilities:


Intel-SA-00233 : Intel Microarchitectural Data Sampling Vulnerabilities

  • CVE-2018-12126, CVE-2018-12127, CVE-2018-12130, CVE-2019-11091

Note - 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 CVE, use the database's search utility at http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/search.


RSA recommends customers using Dell R620/R720 (Series 4S) upgrade to the latest firmware version 2.8.0, customers using Dell R630/R730 (Series 5) upgrade to the latest BIOS firmware version 2.10.5. and customers using Dell R640/R740XD (Series 6) upgrade to the latest BIOS firmware 2.3.10.


The firmware upgrade is recommended to mitigate the Intel-SA-00233 related vulnerabilities. This upgrade has been qualified for use by our product for the affected hardware appliance platforms (R630, R730, R620, R720).


Customers can obtain the firmware upgrade instructions via the following Netwitness RSA Link: https://community.rsa.com/docs/DOC-79266

RSA also recommends customers update to the latest RSA NetWitness Platform version 11.3.2 release.

Severity Rating:For an explanation of Severity Ratings, refer to Dell’s Vulnerability Disclosure Policy. 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.
EOPS Policy:RSA has a defined End of Primary Support policy associated with all major versions. Please refer to the Product Version Life Cycle for additional details.
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