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Security Bulletin: OpenSSL vulnerabilites impacting Aspera High-Speed Transfer Server, Aspera High-Speed Transfer Endpoint, Aspera Desktop Client 4.0 and earlier (CVE-2021-23839, CVE-2021-23840, CVE-2021-23841)

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Summary

The OpenSSL vulnerabilities CVE-2021-23839, CVE-2021-23840 and CVE-2021-23841 impacts Aspera High-Speed Transfer Server, Aspera High-Speed Transfer Endpoint, and Aspera Desktop Client 4.0.0 and earlier. The fix is delivered in Aspera High-Speed Transfer Server, Aspera High-Speed Transfer Endpoint, and Aspera Desktop Client 4.1.0.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-23839
DESCRIPTION:   OpenSSL could provide weaker than expected security, caused by incorrect SSLv2 rollback protection that allows for the inversion of the logic during a padding check. If the server is configured for SSLv2 support at compile time, configured for SSLv2 support at runtime or configured for SSLv2 ciphersuites, it will accept a connection if a version rollback attack has occurred and erroneously reject a connection if a normal SSLv2 connection attempt is made.
CVSS Base score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/196849 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N)

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 Aspera High-Speed Transfer Server 4.0.0 and earlier
IBM Aspera High-Speed Transfer Endpoint 4.0.0 and earlier
IBM Aspera Desktop Client 4.0.0 and earleir

Remediation/Fixes

Affected Product(s) Fix in Version(s)
IBM Aspera High-Speed Transfer Server 4.1.0
IBM Aspera High-Speed Transfer Endpoint 4.1.0
IBM Aspera Desktop Client 4.1.0

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

02 Jun 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:
03 June 2021

UID

ibm16458629