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Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in OpenSSL affect IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client NetApp Services (CVE-2021-3712, CVE-2021-3711)

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Summary

OpenSSL vulnerabilities were disclosed on August 24, 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-2021-3712
DESCRIPTION:   OpenSSL could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an out-of-bounds read when processing ASN.1 strings. By sending specially crafted data, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to read contents of memory on the system or perform a denial of service attack.
CVSS Base score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/208073 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:L)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-3711
DESCRIPTION:   OpenSSL is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the EVP_PKEY_decrypt() function within implementation of the SM2 decryption. By sending specially crafted SM2 content, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/208072 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client8.1.0.0-8.1.12.0
7.1.0.0-7.1.8.11

Remediation/Fixes

IBM Spectrum Protect
Client Release

First Fixing
VRM Level

PlatformLink to Fix
       8.1 8.1.13   Linux
Windows

https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6524938

       7.17.1.8.12Linux
Windows

https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/316619

 

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

Change History

10 December 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:
10 December 2021

UID

ibm16524712