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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in OpenSSL affects IBM Rational ClearCase (CVE-2020-1971, CVE-2021-23839, CVE-2021-23840, CVE-2021-23841, CVE-2021-23839, CVE-2021-23840, CVE-2021-23841)

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Summary

OpenSSL vulnerabilities were disclosed by the OpenSSL Project. OpenSSL is used by IBM Rational ClearCase. IBM Rational ClearCase 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-2021-23839
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)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-3449
DESCRIPTION:   OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a NULL pointer dereference in signature_algorithms processing. By sending a specially crafted renegotiation ClientHello message from a client, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the TLS server to crash.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/198752 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-2021-3450
DESCRIPTION:   OpenSSL could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by a a missing check in the validation logic of X.509 certificate chains by the X509_V_FLAG_X509_STRICT flag. By using any valid certificate or certificate chain to sign a specially crafted certificate, an attacker could bypass the check that non-CA certificates must not be able to issue other certificates and override the default purpose.
CVSS Base score: 7.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/198754 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Rational ClearCase8.0.0
IBM Rational ClearCase9.0
IBM Rational ClearCase9.0.1
IBM Rational ClearCase9.1
IBM Rational ClearCase9.0.2
IBM Rational ClearCase8.0.1

Remediation/Fixes

Apply a fix pack as listed in the table below. The fix pack includes OpenSSL 1.1.1k.

Affected Versions
Applying the fix
9.1 through 9.1.0.1Install Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 1 (9.1.0.1) for 9.1
9.0.2 through 9.0.2.2Install Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 4 (9.0.2.4) for 9.0.2
9.0.1 through 9.0.1.10
9.0 through 9.0.0.6
Install Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 12 (9.0.1.12) for 9.0.1

For 8.0.x and earlier releases, IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

Change History

29 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:
29 June 2021

UID

ibm16462927