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Security Bulletin: OpenSSL for IBM i is vulnerable to arbitrary command execution (CVE-2022-2068)

Security Bulletin


Summary

OpenSSL is vulnerable to arbitrary command execution due to improper validation of input by c_reshash script as described in the vulnerability details section. IBM i has addressed the vulnerability in OpenSSL with a fix as described in the remediation/fixes section.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2022-2068
DESCRIPTION:   OpenSSL could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the c_rehash script. By sending a specially-crafted request using shell metacharacters, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary commands with the privileges of the script on the system.
CVSS Base score: 7.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/226018 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM i7.5
IBM i7.4
IBM i7.3
IBM i7.2

Remediation/Fixes

The issue can be fixed by applying a PTF to IBM i.  IBM i releases 7.5, 7.4, 7.3, and 7.2 will be fixed.
 
The IBM i PTF numbers contain the fix for the vulnerability.
IBM i Release5733-SC1
PTF Number
PTF Download Link
7.5SI80588SI80588
7.4, 7.3, 7.2SI80587SI80587
 
https://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral

Important note: IBM recommends that all users running unsupported versions of affected products upgrade to supported and fixed version of affected products.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

11 Jul 2022: 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:
27 July 2022

UID

ibm16607559