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HP IceWall TLS Diffie-Hellman Export Cipher Downgrade Attack Lets Remote Users Decrypt Connections
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1032960
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-4000   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 16 2015
Impact:   Modification of authentication information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in HP IceWall. A remote user may be able to decrypt TLS connections in certain situations.

A remote user that can conduct a man-in-the-middle attack can cause the target system to downgrade the Diffie-Hellman algorithm to 512-bit export-grade cryptography. The remote user may then be able to decrypt the connection.

This vulnerability resides in the TLS protocol and not in the specific TLS implementation, but the vulnerability is exposed because the target system supports export-grade ciphers.

This attack is known as the "Logjam" attack.

The original advisory is available at:

David Adrian, Karthikeyan Bhargavan, Zakir Durumeric, Pierrick Gaudry, Matthew Green, J. Alex Halderman, Nadia Heninger, Drew Springall, Emmanuel Thome, Luke Valenta, Benjamin VanderSloot, Eric Wustrow, Santiago Zanella-Beguelin, and Paul Zimmermann reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user that can conduct a man-in-the-middle attack can cause the target system to use weak cryptography that can be decrypted.
Solution:   The vendor has provided remediation instructions in their advisory.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Authentication error

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [security bulletin] HPSBGN03351 rev.1 - HP IceWall SSO Dfw, SSO Certd, MCRP, and Federation Agent running OpenSSL, Remote Disclosure of Information

Hash: SHA1

Note: the current version of the following document is available here:


Document ID: c04710027
Version: 1

HPSBGN03351 rev.1 - HP IceWall SSO Dfw, SSO Certd, MCRP, and Federation Agent
running OpenSSL, Remote Disclosure of Information

NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.

Release Date: 2015-06-26
Last Updated: 2015-06-26

Potential Security Impact: Remote disclosure of information, unauthorized

Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team

Potential security vulnerabilities have been identified with HP IceWall SSO
Dfw, SSO Certd, MCRP, and Federation Agent running OpenSSL. This is the TLS
vulnerability known as "Logjam", which could be exploited remotely to allow
disclosure of information.



SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

HP IceWall MCRP v3.0
HP IceWall SSO Dfw v10.0
HP IceWall SSO Certd v10.0
HP IceWall Federation Agent v3.0


CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
  Reference              Base Vector             Base Score
CVE-2015-4000    (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)       4.3
             Information on CVSS is documented
            in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002


HP recommends the following software updates and workaround instructions to
resolve the vulnerabilities for HP IceWall SSO Dfw, SSO Certd, MCRP, and
Federation Agent.

  1. IceWall SSO Dfw v10.0 and Certd v10.0, which are running on RHEL, could
be using either the OS bundled OpenSSL library or the OpenSSL bundled with HP
IceWall. If still using the OpenSSL bundled with HP IceWall, please switch to
the OpenSSL library bundled with the OS, and then follow the instructions in
step 2.

  Documents are available at the following location with instructions to
switch to the OS bundled OpenSSL library:

  2. For HP IceWall products running on RHEL and are using the OS bundled
OpenSSL, RHEL has provided a patch, for RHEL6 only, at the following

  3. For IceWall products running on HP-UX which are using the OS bundled


  HP recommends the following information to protect against potential risk
from CVE-2015-4000 for the following HP IceWall products.

    HP IceWall SSO Dfw and MCRP

      - If possible, do not use the SHOST setting which allows IceWall SSO
Dfw or MCRP to use SSL/TLS protocol to back-end web servers.

      - If possible, do not use EXPORT-grade ciphers on the back-end web

    HP IceWall SSO Certd

      - If possible, do not use the LDAPSSL setting which allows IceWall SSO
Certd to connect to the LDAP server using SSL/TLS protocol.

      - If possible, do not use EXPORT-grade ciphers on the LDAP server.

    IceWall Federation Agent

      - If possible, use "bindings:HTTP-POST" instead of
"bindings:HTTP-Artifact" setting in the service provider meta file. The
"bindings:HTTP-POST" setting would disable IWFA to use SSL for communicating
with IdP server.

Note: The HP IceWall product is only available in Japan.

Version:1 (rev.1) - 26 June 2014 Initial release

Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches that are to be
installed on systems running HP software products should be applied in
accordance with the customer's patch management policy.

Support: For issues about implementing the recommendations of this Security
Bulletin, contact normal HP Services support channel.  For other issues about
the content of this Security Bulletin, send e-mail to

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HF = HP Hardware and Firmware
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NS = NonStop Servers
OV = OpenVMS
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ST = Storage Software
TU = Tru64 UNIX

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