DSA-2020-075: RSA NetWitness Logs and Network Security Update for Multiple Hardware Appliance Firmware Vulnerabilities

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Dell EMC Identifier:DSA-2020-075
CVE Identifier:

CVE-2019-14821, CVE-2019-15239, CVE-2019-14816, CVE-2019-14895,

CVE-2019-14898, CVE-2019-14901, CVE-2019-17133, CVE-2018-19519,

CVE-2019-11729, CVE-2019-11745, CVE-2019-14906, CVE-2020-2583,

CVE-2020-2601, CVE-2020-2590, CVE-2020-2655, CVE-2020-2604,

CVE-2020-2593, CVE-2020-2654, CVE-2020-2659, CVE-2019-18397,


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 11.4.1

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


The embedded components are updated for the following vulnerabilities:


  • kernel: CVE-2019-14821, CVE-2019-15239, CVE-2019-14816, CVE-2019-14895, CVE-2019-14898, CVE-2019-14901, CVE-2019-17133




  • tcpdump: CVE-2018-19519


  • nss (Network Security Services): CVE-2019-11729, CVE-2019-11745



  • openjdk: CVE-2020-2583, CVE-2020-2601, CVE-2020-2590, CVE-2020-2655, CVE-2020-2604, CVE-2020-2593, CVE-2020-2654, CVE-2020-2659



  • fribidi: CVE-2019-18397


  • qemu(qemu-kvm security): CVE-2019-14378



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



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

  • RSA NetWitness Platform version 11.4.1


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.

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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