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Security Bulletin: OpenSSL for IBM i is affected by CVE-2020-1967

Security Bulletin


Summary

OpenSSL is used by IBM i. IBM i has addressed the applicable CVE.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-1967
DESCRIPTION:   OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a NULL pointer dereference. By passing specially crafted data to the SSL_check_chain() function during or after a TLS 1.3 handshake, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause server or client applications to crash.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/180181 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM i7.4
IBM i7.3
IBM i7.2
IBM i7.1

Remediation/Fixes

The issues can be fixed by applying a PTF to IBM i.  Releases 7.4 7.3, 7.2 and 7.1 of IBM i are supported and will be fixed. 

The IBM i PTF numbers are:
Release 7.1 – SI73429
Release 7.2, 7.3 & 7.4 – SI73430
https://www-945.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/

Important note: IBM recommends that all users running unsupported versions of affected products upgrade to supported and fixed version of affected products.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

19 June 2020: Initial Publication

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin.

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Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
19 June 2020

UID

ibm16235728