An issue was identifed in OpenSSL when MQ is using it to parse certificates.
DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a flaw in the BN_mod_sqrt() function when parsing certificates. By using a specially-crafted certificate with invalid explicit curve parameters, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause an infinite loop, and results in a denial of service condition.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/221911 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
|WebSphere MQ V5.3 for HP NonStop Server (MIPS and Itanium)||53.1.x|
|WebSphere MQ V5.3.1 for HPE NonStop (Itanium) Fixpack 17||184.108.40.206||IT40195||Install patch IT40195|
Workarounds and Mitigations
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11 May 2022: Initial Publication
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12 May 2022