DSA-2020-129: RSA Netwitness Platform Security Update for SaltStack Salt vulnerabilities

Document created by RSA Product Team Employee on May 20, 2020Last modified by RSA Product Team Employee on May 27, 2020
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Dell EMC Identifier:DSA-2020-129
CVE Identifier:CVE-2020-11651, CVE-2020-11652
Severity Rating:See NVD (http://nvd.nist.gov/) for individual scores for each CVE
Affected Products:RSA NetWitness Platform versions prior to
Summary:The SaltStack Salt component within RSA Netwitness Platform requires a security update to address various vulnerabilities.

The components are updated for the following vulnerabilities:


SaltStack Salt: CVE-2020-11651, CVE-2020-11652


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 releases contain a resolution to this vulnerability:


  • RSA NetWitness Platformversion


RSA NetWitness Platform versions 11.3.x: Best practices and guidelines on how to mitigate this vulnerability will be provided here. Salt Vulnerabilities Response for RSA NetWitness Platform 11.3.x


RSA recommends all customers upgrade at the earliest opportunity.

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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