000032667 - RSA Authentication Manager CVE-2016-0800 "DROWN" Vulnerability - False Positive

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Article Number000032667
Applies ToRSA Authentication Manager 8.x
RSA Authentication Manager 7.1.4 / 3.0.4
CVE IDCVE-2016-0800, CVE-2016-0705, CVE-2016-0798, CVE-2016-0797, CVE-2016-0799, CVE-2016-0703, CVE-2016-0704
Article SummaryCVE-2016-0800 – DROWN vulnerability
And related vulnerabilities: 
CVE-2016-0705, CVE-2016-0798, CVE-2016-0797, CVE-2016-0799, CVE-2016-0703, CVE-2016-0704
Link to Advisorieshttps://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2016-0800

Alert ImpactNot Applicable
Technical DetailsFalse positive
Technical Details ExplanationSeverity: High
A cross-protocol attack was discovered that could lead to decryption of TLS
sessions by using a server supporting SSLv2 and EXPORT cipher suites as a
Bleichenbacher RSA padding oracle.  Note that traffic between clients and
non-vulnerable servers can be decrypted provided another server supporting
SSLv2 and EXPORT ciphers (even with a different protocol such as SMTP, IMAP or
POP) shares the RSA keys of the non-vulnerable server. This vulnerability is
known as DROWN (CVE-2016-0800).
Recovering one session key requires the attacker to perform approximately 2^50
computation, as well as thousands of connections to the affected server. A more
efficient variant of the DROWN attack exists against unpatched OpenSSL servers
using versions that predate 1.0.2a, 1.0.1m, 1.0.0r and 0.9.8zf released on
19/Mar/2015 (see CVE-2016-0703).
Users can avoid this issue by disabling the SSLv2 protocol in all their SSL/TLS
servers, if they've not done so already. Disabling all SSLv2 ciphers is also
sufficient, provided the patches for CVE-2015-3197 (fixed in OpenSSL 1.0.1r and
1.0.2f) have been deployed.  Servers that have not disabled the SSLv2 protocol,
and are not patched for CVE-2015-3197 are vulnerable to DROWN even if all SSLv2
ciphers are nominally disabled, because malicious clients can force the use of
SSLv2 with EXPORT ciphers.
ResolutionRSA Authentication Manager 3.0.4/7.1.4, 8.1 and 8.1 SP1 P11 is not impacted as SSLv2 is not utilized.

Upgraded OpenSSL to openssl-0.9.8j-0.89.1 in Third Party Patch v2 as per https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-0800.html

To confirm:

~> rpm -qa | grep openssl



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