000036164 - RSA Identity Governance & Lifecycle Security Vulnerability for Operating System SLES 11 SP3 - False Positive

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Article Number000036164
Applies ToRSA Product Set:
  • RSA Identity Governance & Lifecycle
  • RSA Via Lifecycle & Governance
  • RSA Identity Management & Governance
RSA Product/Service Type: Hardware Appliance
RSA Version/Condition: 6.9.1,  7.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.1
Operating System: SUSE Linux Enterprise Edition (SLES) 11 SP3
Article SummaryAfter patching an RSA Identity Governance & Lifecycle hardware appliance using an Appliance Updater (executing Q4 2017 Appliance Updater -  "rsaimg_updater_2017_December_SLES11_12C.tar.bz2"), and running a vulnerability scan on the appliance, 'EOL/Obsolete Operating System: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3' was detected.

From the vulnerability scan report, you will see only "EOL/Obsolete Operating System: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 Detected" without a corresponding CVE number.
Alert ImpactNot Exploitable
Technical DetailsThe flaw exists but it is not exploitable
Technical Details ExplanationFalse Positive
ResolutionAlthough General Support for SLES 11 SP3 has reached End-Of-Life (EOL), RSA has Long Term Service Pack Support (LTSS)  for SLES 11 SP3.  This is supported as noted below until January of 2019.

Please see the following link, which confirms that SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 has LTSS support until January 2019. 

SLES Support

RSA Engineering has confirmed that fixes for any security vulnerabilities found in SLES 11 SP3 will be supplied through the Appliance Updater until at least January 2019 (when LTSS support ends).

With the recent release of RSA Identity Governance & Lifecycle 7.1, the hardware appliance can be migrated to SLES 12 SP2.  You will also need to move to RSA Identity Governance & Lifecycle 7.1 at the same time as you migrate to SLES 12 SP2, because SLES 12 includes Java 8 support which is supported starting with RSA Identity Governance & Lifecycle 7.1.



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