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Security Bulletin: OpenSSL for IBM i is affected by CVE-2021-23840 and CVE-2021-23841

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Summary

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

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-23840
DESCRIPTION:   OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an integer overflow in CipherUpdate. By sending an overly long argument, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/196848 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)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-23841
DESCRIPTION:   OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a NULL pointer dereference in the X509_issuer_and_serial_hash() function. By parsing the issuer field, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/196847 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 – SI75593
Release 7.2, 7.3, & 7.4 – SI75594
https://www.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

12 Mar 2021: 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:
12 March 2021

UID

ibm16429603