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Security Bulletin: IBM Cloud Private is vulnerable to OpenSSL vulnerabilities (CVE-2021-3449, CVE-2021-3450)

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM Cloud Private is vulnerable to OpenSSL vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Details

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

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Cloud Private3.2.1 CD
IBM Cloud Private3.2.2 CD

Remediation/Fixes

Product defect fixes and security updates are only available for the two most recent Continuous Delivery (CD) update packages
  • IBM Cloud Private 3.2.1
  • IBM Cloud Private 3.2.2
For IBM Cloud Private 3.2.1, apply fix pack:
For IBM Cloud Private 3.2.2, apply fix pack:

For IBM Cloud Private 3.1.0, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.0:

  • Upgrade to the latest Continuous Delivery (CD) update package, IBM Cloud Private 3.2.2. 
  • If required, individual product fixes can be made available between CD update packages for resolution of problems. Contact IBM support for assistance

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

03 Sep 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 September 2021

UID

ibm16486347