OpenSSL SSL_MODE_RELEASE_BUFFERS Vulnerabilities in NetApp Products

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Specified NetApp products are affected by two vulnerabilities in the OpenSSL libraries, which may result in a denial-of-service attack. Several NetApp products incorporate the OpenSSL software libraries to provide cryptographic capabilities. The OpenSSL releases prior to 1.0.0m and 1.0.1h are affected by two vulnerabilities related to SSL_MODE_RELEASE_BUFFERS. Both of these vulnerabilities require that SSL_MODE_RELEASE_BUFFERS be enabled. CVE-2014-0198 addresses SSL_MODE_RELEASE_BUFFERS in the do_ssl3_write function, which can allow an attacker to cause a denial-of-service condition with a NULL pointer dereference. CVE-2010-5298 addresses a race condition in the ssl3_read_bytes function that can allow data injection across sessions or cause a denial of service attack.


Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities can allow compromise of data integrity and denial of service.

Vulnerability Scoring Details

CVE Score Vector
CVE-2010-5298 3.8 (LOW) AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P/E:F/RL:U/RC:C
CVE-2014-0198 4.1 (MEDIUM) AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P/E:F/RL:U/RC:C

Exploitation and Public Announcements

NetApp is aware of public discussion of this vulnerability.


Affected Products


Products Not Affected

  • 7-Mode Transition Tool
  • ATTO FibreBridge
  • Brocade Fabric Operating System Firmware
  • Brocade Network Advisor Software
  • Clustered Data ONTAP
  • Clustered Data ONTAP Antivirus Connector
  • Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode
  • E-Series SANtricity Management Plug-ins (VMware vCenter)
  • E-Series SANtricity Storage Manager
  • E-Series SANtricity Web Services (REST API) for Web Services Proxy
  • Host Utilities - SAN for Linux
  • Host Utilities - SAN for Windows
  • NetApp Cloud Backup (formerly AltaVault)
  • NetApp Manageability SDK
  • NetApp NFS Plug-in for VMware VAAI
  • NetApp Plug-in for Symantec NetBackup
  • NetApp SANtricity SMI-S Provider
  • NetApp SMI-S Provider
  • NetApp Storage Encryption
  • NetApp VASA Provider for Clustered Data ONTAP 7.2 and above
  • OnCommand Cloud Manager
  • OnCommand Insight
  • OnCommand System Manager 9.x
  • OnCommand Unified Manager for 7-Mode (core package)
  • OnCommand Workflow Automation
  • Open Systems SnapVault Agent
  • RAID Controller CTS2600 Legacy Engenio
  • Service Processor
  • Single Mailbox Recovery
  • Snap Creator Framework
  • SnapDrive for Unix
  • SnapDrive for Windows
  • SnapManager for Exchange
  • SnapManager for Hyper-V
  • SnapManager for MS SQL
  • SnapManager for Oracle
  • SnapManager for SAP
  • SnapManager for Sharepoint
  • Storage Replication Adapter for Clustered Data ONTAP for VMware vSphere 7.2 and above
  • Storage Services Connector
  • StorageGRID (formerly StorageGRID Webscale)
  • StorageGRID9 (9.x and prior)
  • System Setup
  • Virtual Storage Console for VMware vSphere 7.2 and above

Software Versions and Fixes


This section will be updated as patches are released.



Obtaining Software Fixes

Software fixes will be made available through the NetApp Support website in the Software Download section.

Customers who do not have access to the Support website should contact Technical Support at the number below to obtain the patches.

Contact Information

Check for further updates.
For questions, contact NetApp at:

Technical Support
1 888 4 NETAPP (1 888 463 8277) (U.S. and Canada)
+00 800 44 638277 (EMEA/Europe)
+800 800 80 800 (Asia/Pacific)

Status of This Notice


This advisory should be considered the single source of current, up-to-date, authorized and accurate information from NetApp regarding Full Support products and versions.

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Revision History

Revision # Date Comments
1.0 20140609 Initial Public Release
2.0 20140610 Updated affected products.
3.0 20140611 Updated products not affected.
4.0 20140612 Updated products not affected.
5.0 20140613 Updated products not affected.
6.0 20146017 Updated affected & not affected products.
7.0 20146021 Updated affected & not affected products.
8.0 20140710 Updated affected & not affected products.
9.0 20140714 Updated not affected products.
10.0 20140716 Updated not affected products.
11.0 2014724 Updated products not affected.
12.0 2014731 Updated products affected & not affected.
13.0 20140804 Updated products affected & not affected.
14.0 20140904 Updated products not affected.
15.0 20140908 Updated fixed available software.
16.0 20140910 Updated fixed available software.
17.0 20140911 Updated fixed available software.
18.0 20140918 Updated fixed available software & products not affected.
19.0 20141002 KB transition - no content change.
20.0 20141106 Added link to the advisory; formatting.
21.0 20141110 Updated Software Versions and Fixes; formatting.
22.0 20141112 Updated Software Versions and Fixes.
23.0 20141223 Final update.

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