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Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in OpenSSL affect IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client NetApp Services (CVE-2020-1971, CVE-2021-23840, CVE-2021-23841)

Security Bulletin


Summary

OpenSSL vulnerabilities were disclosed on December 8, 2020 and February 16, 2021 by the OpenSSL Project. OpenSSL, used by the IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client for network connections with NetApp services, has addressed the applicable CVEs.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-1971
DESCRIPTION:   OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a NULL pointer dereference. If the GENERAL_NAME_cmp function contain an EDIPARTYNAME, 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/192748 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-2021-23840
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 Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client8.1.0.0-8.1.11.0

Remediation/Fixes

IBM Spectrum Protect
Client Release

First Fixing
VRM Level

PlatformLink to Fix
       8.1 8.1.12   
Linux
Windows

https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6443671

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

Change History

23 April 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:
23 April 2021

UID

ibm16445489